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English: International space station module Cupola with its protective shutters open.

NASA description from source:

ISS022-E-066972 (17 Feb. 2010) --- This image is the first taken through a first of its kind "bay window" on the International Space Station, the seven-windowed Cupola. The image shows the Sahara Desert spread out through the array of windows. The Cupola will house controls for the station robotics and will be a location where crew members can operate the robotic arms and monitor other exterior activities.
Français : Ouverture des volets de protection de la Cupola sur l'ISS.
Date 17 February 2010
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