Mission managers approved plans on May 20 for a Soyuz-based photo shoot of the shuttle Endeavour while the winged ship is docked to the International Space Station—a portrait for posterity that NASA hopes will serve as an enduring symbol of the shuttle program’s contribution to the 15-country station partnership. Earlier, Endeavour astronauts Drew Feustel and Greg Chamitoff logged the first of four mission spacewalks, a 6-hr. excursion in which one task was curtailed by the failure of a ...

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