Sponsored Links:
Commercial Flight SchoolCharter FlightsModel AirplanesAirport ParkingCheap Flights,   Discount Digital Cameras

Picture of the Rockwell Space Shuttle aircraft

[ Medium Large Fit Screen ]

  59 of 134  
  59 of 134  

Rate and comment on this photo by clicking on the star rating below:


Aircraft Taken at
More: NASA
More: Rockwell Space Shuttle
More: Off-Airport - Kennedy Space Center
More: USA - Florida, April 21, 2010
Remark Photographer
OV-104 (cn OV-104) Workers look on as Space Shuttle Atlantis, bathed in spotlights, emerges from the VAB for the final time: In preparation for STS-132, the final mission for the 25-year-old orbiter, Atlantis, standing 19 stories tall and 25 stories atop the massive crawler transporter and mobile launch platform, begins the trek to Pad 39A from the 525-foot Vehicle Assembly Building at 11:31pm EDT April 21. Giant xenon spotlights bathe the shuttle for crowds on her ultimate mission.
More: Ben Cooper
Contact Ben Cooper
Learn how to link to this photoLink to me!

[ Medium Large Fit Screen ]

Distinct views: 65,862
Photo added: April 30, 2010
Average views per day: 30

Other great photos:
More shots like these...
Visitor comments (25)   [Hide]Post your own comments by rating the photo above!
A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu April 4, 2013:
Reminds me of Tintin: 'Destination Moon'! Need I say how Incredible with capital I this photo is..? I even can't find my words...

A visitor from Brazil posted Tue February 14, 2012:
You are an artist!

A visitor from United States posted Sun August 14, 2011:
Well Ben, maybe now you will have some time to work on your book?

I just hope NASA has figured out something to use the VAB for; what an amazing building!

A visitor from United States posted Tue July 26, 2011:
This reminds me of a rock star who has just walked out on stage.

A visitor from United States posted Fri February 11, 2011:
I have run out of adjectives to describe this amazing photo.
Just think...In just a very short time, shots such as this will be relegated to history. The only orbiters will be sitting in front of museums......wonder what they will do with the VAB, that magnificent crawler / launch pad, ( and all of those talented workers )?

A visitor from - posted Fri January 21, 2011:
Fantastic pic i wished that spotlight could have set just behind the rocket.

A visitor from United States posted Mon November 1, 2010:

A visitor from El Salvador posted Thu September 16, 2010:
Wonderfull picture!! .. awesome... to be honest i cant find any more words to describe the pic ... =')

A visitor from France posted Tue June 8, 2010:
Excellent !!! A unique picture !!! No one do it o good ! 5 stars !

A visitor from United States posted Sat May 29, 2010:
It's harder to see in the photo, but if you want scale...that white thing to the left of the shuttle on the ground, is a pickup truck.

In addition, in the higher-res version, you can see two people standing just in front of the crawler (between crawler and camera) on the left side, second tread).

A visitor from United States posted Fri May 28, 2010:
This is an amazing photo - especially the light and the men in the foreground to lend scale, as if the lighting didn't already convey a surreal feeling.

A visitor from United States posted Sun May 16, 2010:
Only in America, what a photo. It captures the wonder and spirit of travel to another world. Someone commented earlier that " and too think they want to shut NASA down" Obama doesn't want to shut it down completely. He just wants to gut it till its close to death. Its part of his "redistribution of wealth" plan. God help America and NASA to survive long enough to outlast his tenure in office.

A visitor from India posted Mon May 10, 2010:
What a composition! Thanks.

A visitor from - posted Mon May 3, 2010:
And they want to shut down NASA!!! This photo clearly states why they shouldn't. Nice photo!!!

A visitor from Canada posted Sun May 2, 2010:
Amazing photograph on many levels.

A visitor from United States posted Sat May 1, 2010:
This is an amazing shot. Overall it depicts the amazing engineering feat that is the Space Shuttle

A visitor from - posted Sat May 1, 2010:
When you think this guy has uploaded everything he got, he comes again and brings us this shot.
Keep them coming, Ben!! Please!

A visitor from - posted Sat May 1, 2010:
That is simply an amazing shot! human inginuity, perserverance, and mans dream of exploration all in one scene... reasons why this program should be CONTINUED not shelved...


A visitor from United States posted Sat May 1, 2010:
Spectacular! Like curtains opening to reveal the star on stage. With its palette of cool colors, strong backlighting on the main subject and theatrical scale, this could easily be a shot from a Spielberg movie. Bravo, indeed.
Alberto, NYC

A visitor from United States posted Sat May 1, 2010:

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat May 1, 2010:
Fantastic shot of Atlantis leaving the VAB! What an amazing view!

A visitor from - posted Sat May 1, 2010:
This is really cool.bailey van.4th grader.

A visitor from - posted Sat May 1, 2010:
Very unique shot! -Ron

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat May 1, 2010:
Pretty good eye there ... The best!

Rgds from ZRH


A visitor from United States posted Sat May 1, 2010:
Ben, awesome shot!!! Nothing else to say, bro, but keep it up.

User photo albums containing this photo   [Hide]Create your own photo album!
Hot Wings by member tomford
These are the best photos on Airliners net-great shots
EJrunner's by member EJrunner017
Awesome A.net photos
Dreamshots!! by member ZERO18
Looks like they were taken out of a dream!! Enjoy!!
The Top by member mrglue
The best aviation album
Awesome Shots by member Shnoob940
My favourites.
Thank You Wright Brothers 001 by member gri2001
My Therapy.....
Alcaeus's Picture Book by member Alcaeus
Some of my favourite photos
~L~I~G~H~T~E~F~F~E~C~T~S~ by member DeltaLVr
30,000+ Showing the brilliance of light in a picture!
Pearls Of Aviation Photography!!! by member jmattner
my private favorite-pics collection
The Best By Tino92 by member tino92
Wonderful photos
787seattle's Favorites by member 787seattle
787seattle's Favorites ~~ The Best on A.net
The Beauty Of Aviation by member Tespai
Pictures that represent the beauty of aviation. Celebrating over 9 years on A.net!
-BEST PHOTOS- by member conoramoia
25,000 + photos for you to see!!!!
Mr.MiG Favorits by member RomanMrMiG
Only the BEST photos... 456.789 views and more than 15.000 photos
Mighty Beasts Of The Sky by member DeltaLVr
20,000+ Mysterious yet amazing photos of the beasts that fly from today and yesterday!
My Favourites by member PedroACE
All my favourite photos on A.net so far
Heavy Weights- 1 Year On A.net! by member Gietje
Simply great pictures of civilian heavy planes!
Birds Of ALL Feathers by member LargeSarge
Attractive liveries & classic aircraft
The Best Of Aviation by member SmithNL
My selection of the best pictures on Airliners.net, with a bit more interest for Dutch airlines. 350.000 views!
Good by member bravo45
Rainbow Contrail
Pras's Military/Government/Police Album by member pras
My favourite photos of Military/Government/Police a/c
Truely The Best Of The Best, And Nothing Less! by member CarbineGuy
Dedicated to Paulo Emanuele, May You Rest in Peace - Only the best pictures on Airliners.net make it here! (Updated Daily)
Akira's Collection - Modern Warbirds by member AkiraUekawa
Saving our sky.
Great Photos by member psatdus
My own definition of great shots...
Beasts Of The Skies by member KilRoy07
THE ULTIMATE IMAGES || JONZOFON by member jonzofon
The photos which are so fine that they're too good for wallpaper.
Dream Birds by member cocom3power
For Basti and Alexandra, with all my love
Yan Album by member b787Dreamliner
A selection of my favorites pics on Airliners.net
Thijs' Album by member thijs025
nice pictures
Favorites by member rebenja
Old and New
The Best by member jeffreyklm
Speaks for itself. Updated daily!
CSeabra Favourites by member CSeabra
The best photos of Airliners.Net
Awesome Stuff by member JetMech
Stuff that JetMech likes!
Lutti's Favorites by member derLutti
12.345+ pictures I like...
Fly By, Low Pass + Greatest Perspectives by member FZardini
To see more visit same title, VOL 2.
Perfect Pictures by member jhz94
Perfect Pictures
Louw's Highs by member Low707
Just great pictures
Flying Beauty by member aerofede
Every photo that shows that flying is one of the best activities ever conceived
U.S.A. by member scottieprecord
Airports, Airplanes and Airpower... since 1903
Planemaker by member aicm42
the best photos airliners in the world
Favourite Night Shots by member MarvinKohnen
The best Night Shots I have ever seen!
Favourite Photos Various Types by member jameswarnock
Air & Ground
Only Amazing by member unitedairlines
The Best Pictures!!
Skyraeder's Favorites by member Raedervision
My idea of aviation art.
Mike's Favorite Pictures. by member G38
There is a little bit of everything here. Only the best!! From the big and beautiful to the small and fast.
Best Of The Best by member Wackywace
My favourite snaps
Aviation Art by member Dysko
My favourite shots
Spectacular: Part 2 by member UltimateDelta
Now that #1 has 3300 pics, it's time for a new one. Still bringing you the coolest stuff on Anet!
My A-Z Aviation Book. by member fzardini
Civil and Militar Aviation, Lots of Nostalgia, Vintage, Window Seat views, Aerial views, Air to Air, Cockpits, etc (No Jet Fighters, No Helicopters)
Anax by member anax
God is a spotter!!!
Great Pictures by member hbpilot22
some of the best on the web
PeteRepeats Favorites by member PeteRepeat
My all time favorites! Lots of Air2Air, Unusual angles, interesting subjects or otherwise special pictures from Airliners.net.
My Album by member _AA_777_MAN
good stuff
My Favs by member voltage
Just for me
Art Of Composition by member billardth
Photos with a strong sense of composition
Mixed Pics by member ja37
Just some nice pictures.
The Birds Of The Sky. by member MogaViorel
In my opinion, the best photos of Airliners.
Carl's Photo Album by member Raptor74205
Awsome Phots from A. Net
The Best by member clubedosmalas
Top Photos
Best Of... by member labrigue
Just pics I like
Simply The Best by member worldliner
The Best of A.net
My Favorite by member Guidoferneda
All my favorites pictures
Wallpapers by member mrccavalcanti
best of
My Favs Ver 3.0 by member AC_B777
More nice shots
A Little Bit Of Everything... by member Marshies
Fixed wing and helo favorites over the years; some artsy, some just cool
Pictures That Do The Talking by member CYSAFAN
5000+ Awesome photos for you to enjoy!! Just hit 13,000+ viewers mark!! :)
Bravosierra09's Favourites by member bravosierra09
Photos that inspire
DreamSpotter by member DREAMSPOTTER
Imagine the sky without the planes !
My Favourite Pictures! by member LGWflyer
A "few" of my favourite pics on A.net!
Aviation At Its Best by member rn96
The best of the best.
Interesting Pictures! by member MiG35
Interesting photoes!
The Greatest Pictures Of Airliners by member ahmetarda98
Product of a long search!
Space by member Samuca
Space Shuttles
Dylan's Favorites by member dylan
Check out these cool pics!
Astro Aviator by member AstroAviator
Day After Day On A.net by member TVS152
Best of on A.net, daily update
Airplanes Of David by member davidsluis
its my album^_^
My Favourite Pics By Asier Ibañez by member asibanez17
Album containing my favourite A.net pics
Uncategorised Favourite Shots Of Mine ;) by member TransIsland
These are photos that I enjoy for a variety of reasons, e.g. quality, motive, mood, etc.
Mi Selección by member asto79
My selection
You'll Like What You See! by member kidflyer1
You just want to be There!
Best Photos On Airliners.net by member Nipkow
Daily Update
Horizons by member baefoot
Sometimes, words are not enough.
Air Plane by member zephyros12
air plane
Procrastination... by member losbeats
What I look at when I'm at the job that pays for my avgas...
Jayo's Faves by member kingFriday013
Collection of some of my favorite pics on the site (=
Random by member vikkyvik
Just some other ones that I wanted to save for whatever reason...
Phil H's Favourites by member coasterplane
My own favorites
The Best! by member Lookup
My Favorite
My Favoriates by member jamiewu0203
Just Plane Amazing! by member HorizonGirl
My favourite pictures on Airliners.net.
GREAT SHOTS by member motogp
My favorite pics
My Personal Favourites by member L1011Tristar
My favourite photos from Airliners.net
Jonas' Favourites by member jimthome25
only the best
Best Of Best by member emliis
Pictures i like!
Favorite Photos by member KyoH
My Favorites Of Airliners by member canonbyair
Here I save my favourits of airliners
BEST OF THE BEST by member pilotman16
My favorite pictures of my favorite things.
Shots Of Glory by member arlluvr777
Beautiful snapshots captured on A.net.
The Best Of The Best by member Nphillips
The best of airliners.net
My Favorite Photos by member tech77jp
My favorite photos on Airliners.net (no watermarks!).
MHE II by member 12Wyoming
The Big Boy's
The Rutherford Collection by member adam42185
The pictures that fancy me from time to time
Like It ! by member osapratama
I hope you like it too!
Favourites by member mustaphaelmalah
favourite photos
KNIGHT RIDERS by member vishaljo
My Favorites by member DeltaDart106
My favorite photos on Airliners.net
Photos by member Danielpitta
Photos of same planes in a spectacular landscape
Really Cool Pics! by member tekkodbz
Pics that I found that are really..well...cool!
My Favorite Pictures by member ardian
All kinds of pictures
Aviation As Art by member chengjoo
My favourites of Airliners.net & photos fit to go up on your living room wall! No watermarks, guaranteed.
Low Light Aviation Photography by member LeeD
Spectacular dawn, dusk, and night pictures at its best!
EDWARDS ALBUM by member EdwardHickson
The Very Best Photos From Airliners by member CarlosEnrique
Photos that stand up from the crowd
Favorites by member ARB3
A collection of shots that caught my eye
Favo's by member GielS
Best pictures
Low Light Aviation Photography by member LEE337
Spectacular morning, evening, and night pictures
My Favorite's by member braby
In my eyes the best on A.net
Epic Pictures by member 773FTW
The Best of The Best, No Regrets.
My Favourite Pictures by member YannickH
The best pictures in airliners.net
"Fly Me To The Moon And Let Me Play Among The Stars" by member dylan
Space vehicles
Light by member vikkyvik
title says it all - shots with interesting light.
Interesting Pictures by member sklajban
Aircrafts, landscape, airports
2nd Pics Album by member rd1303
my 2nd one
The Night Shift by member sraaphorst
What's happening during the dark hours?
Photography Not Spotting! by member cirill90
Photos to enjoy
My Favorite Airliners Photographs... by member LouisPrudhomme
Simply, my favorite ones !
Darkness by member ja37
Pics with nice light, and long shutter times.
Geniale Bilder by member stargate
Bilder, die von dem Inhalt her genjal sind
Some Of My Favorites by member GARNO
Just a mix of photos
Air Amazing by member petelopez78
Amazing shots taken by fellow photografers
Best Shots For Me by member Vein
All the Pictures I like
The Best Of Airliners.net by member flight
Only the top make it here, be member flight
Wonders Of Airliners.net by member Gooj
My own picks...
Cosmin's Top Picks by member RO381
My own selection of A.net's very best in two flavours: commercial and military
Great Pics by member lc130mech
I like them!
Favourites by member thomasspencer
my favourites
My Aircraft by member evanmccaleb
Aircraft types that I have either flown or that I have worked on as an engineer.
NASAspotting by member dreamspotter
Best pictures of NASA
Space Ex by member shawnpm
Space Ex
The Story Behind The Picture by member Soaring1972
Good and special pictures without a comment are nothing! So here are some of the best storys behind the picture!
BestOfAirliners.net by member Bruninho
this is my join to the best of this amaizing site
Nice Moments by member alireza
Nice moments got captured by photographers.
View more albums and create your own