I was rereading the transcript for light when one section stood out,
WALLACE: There it is.
(He shows the image to everyone. The Kino is drifting away to the rear of the ship. It has turned its camera backwards and is showing the ship receding behind it.)
ARMSTRONG (awestruck): That's the Destiny.
(Eli nods, smiling. Rush gazes at the image in amazement. The Kino drifts further away, revealing the shape of the entire ship just before the sun moves into the frame and its light obliterates everything on the screen. Eli lowers the remote and there's silence for a moment as everyone considers what they've just seen, then Rush nods appreciatively.)
RUSH: Thank you, Eli. I never thought I'd get the chance to see the ship from the outside.
Which brings me to why didn't he just have Lt Scott take him out in the shuttle for a flyby of the ship it wouldn't have been impossible to do, i'm surprised with his level of intelligence he didn't think of it himself.