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Crew Exploration Vehicle from rear

A manned Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) from rear in low earth orbit at an altitude of about 250 miles. In this image the CEV is approaching the International Space Station (ISS).

This CEV is 33 feet long with a maximum diameter of 20 feet while the solar voltaic panels have a maximum spread of a little over 60 feet. The ISS is about 360 feet by 240 feet, or slightly larger than a football field. 

Earth image courtesy of the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center

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