New images of shuttle-space station in unprecedented photo shoot


The photos were taken by three station crew members who were leaving for Earth on a Russian Soyuz capsule.

The Soyuz made a perfect landing in Kazakhstan on Monday. American astronaut Catherine Coleman was one of the three.

After five months on the station, they reclined in special couches to readjust to Earth's gravity.

Their departure leaves three space station residents, as well as Endeavour's six-man crew commanded by Mark Kelly, husband of wounded Rep. /*Gabrielle Giffords*/.

Endeavour's final flight ends June 1.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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