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Cruise shuttle docked with the ISS No. 2

In this speculative illustration a reusable space tourism "cruise" shuttle is docked with the International Space Station (ISS) at an altitude of 250 miles.

Visible elements of the ISS include a pressurized mating adapter (PMA), an international docking adapter (IDA), an unmanned cargo vessel, Soyuz TMA spacecraft, Progress unmanned space freighters, several manned modules, and panels from the thermal control system (TCS).

This shuttle is 75 feet long by 55 feet wide.

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


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