Aviation Photo #1948023 Rockwell Space Shuttle - NASA

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Launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis on the final shuttle flight. Mission STS-135 carries a crew of four to the International Space Station to deliver supplies and spare parts to sustain station operations once the shuttles are retired. The photo was taken remotely approximately 1500 feet away from Launch Pad 39A.
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    Ben Wang
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    Rockwell Space Shuttle
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    Kennedy Space Center
    Florida
    USA
    July 8, 2011
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Anonymous
6 years ago
Fantastic photo! The framing is perfect - the orbiter displaced to the right of the SSME exhaust cloud gives a better sense of the motion and power of the launch. - Bill Smythe
Anonymous
6 years ago
Superb :)
Anonymous
6 years ago
Forever spectacular! Great historical shot. Thanks for sharing Ben.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Nice. sad to see this era ending....
Anonymous
6 years ago
Thank you Ben Wang for yet another incomparable apace shuttle launch shot; how sad that it is to be the last!

Your work is amazing and greatly enjoyed by many.

"Geezer"
Anonymous
6 years ago
The end of a great era. The shuttle program will be missed
Anonymous
6 years ago
That must have been loud as hell
Anonymous
6 years ago
It is just perfect! It describes the passion and emotions of the space flight
Anonymous
6 years ago
I allways wanted to see a Space Shuttle launch, unfortunately I never got the chance to do it and now I nerver will. Rockets are not even slightly as exciting as the Space Shuttle and this is a truly epic shot and a historic moment captured. End of an era. :( 5*, very nice work!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Amazing!!! I heard the liftoff on radio and nearly cried... This is an amazing pic! ;)
Anonymous
6 years ago
Piece of history. We will miss the space shuttle.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Space steam locomotive :)
Anonymous
6 years ago
Thanks Ben for all of your amazing shuttle shots. Love all of your work.
Anonymous
6 years ago
I was there!!! Amazing shot!

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