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At 5:57 am EDT, after 13 days and 200 orbits around earth, Space Shuttle Atlantis completes mission STS-135 thus ending America’s 30-year Space Shuttle program. Since STS-1 in 1981, 355 individuals from 16 countries flew 852 times aboard five Space Shuttles. Together, they traveled more than 542 million miles. I feel privileged to have taken part in her last two missions. Farewell Space Shuttle… [1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 3200]
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    Ben Wang
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    Rockwell Space Shuttle
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    Titusville - NASA Shuttle Landing Facility
    Florida
    USA
    July 21, 2011
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Comments (48)

Anonymous
5 years ago
A fitting shot to end the final flight
Anonymous
5 years ago
Sad atmosphere at the photo
5* Artyom
Anonymous
5 years ago
This Is It...
Anonymous
5 years ago
Thanks for captureing this truly historic moment!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Farewell my dream...
Anonymous
5 years ago
Farewell, space shuttles. It's been a pleasure seeing you blast off into space for the good of all of us. Have a nice, long and well-deserved rest.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Epic and historical shot!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great stuff, thanks for the view of the last landing.
Cheers Gavin
Anonymous
5 years ago
Farewell, old friend!

And congrats for mastering night shooting techniques ;)
Anonymous
5 years ago
Thanks for the priceless gloomy shot ! LAST TOUCH DOWN will be remembered
Anonymous
5 years ago
Farewell, Shuttle and Thank You from a grateful country. You will be missed.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Historic catch! Glad to see this beautiful bird! Thanks for sharing!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Unbelivable shot!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
This one makes me sad... but thanks for the photo all the same, of course.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Stunning capture Ben. Thanks for being on hand to get this wonderful photo. - Adam Wright
Anonymous
5 years ago
You got my vote Ben, bravo man...bravo. 5* -Ron
Anonymous
5 years ago
Stunning photo, amazing commentary. Very well done...very, very moving.
May we never forget those who were lost, during those 30 years.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Brilliant photo of a memorable moment. Farewell Space Shuttle...
Anonymous
5 years ago
Stunning Ben, simply Stunning.....thank you!

Andrew
Los Angeles
Anonymous
5 years ago
Congratulations ben!!
what a pity we won't see for a while a new space shuttle.....

fermin brif
Anonymous
5 years ago
What a picture! After serving the world for over 30 years, the space shuttle has earned its place in history, and it
Anonymous
5 years ago
Spectacular capture of a sad but historic moment. Nicely done Ben!
Anonymous
5 years ago
The end of a legend and a well deserved retirement ! I was lucky enough to witness a launch from the Cape. Thank you for so much dreams.....
Anonymous
5 years ago
This photo is amazing. I am glad to say I've witnessed the last 9 launches in person. This picture is truly incredible and belongs in the history books for feature generations to see what a magnifacent machine the Shuttle was.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Fading to History. Hope we have to resurrect the Phoenix for the future.

Team STS -Thanks you for your service to Humanity!. May a thousand STS be born in private hands.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Thank you Ben...well done! This is somewhat of a keepsake photo-being as there will never be another opportunity for a Space Shuttle photo shot! (At least of one in flight)
Anonymous
5 years ago
Very sad pic. I felt similar feeling at the last day of the Russian space station Mir.
Anonymous
5 years ago
The best space shuttle shot ever!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Nice job Benjosh!! You can be proud of this one for sure..
Anonymous
5 years ago
The last landing.....
Anonymous
5 years ago
Excellent shot Ben, is sad that we will never see these beautiful machines flying again!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Good bye Shuttle!
Great photo to celebrate the moment
Anonymous
5 years ago
A big thanks to Space Shuttles Challenger, Columbia, Discovery, Endeavour, Atlantis, NASA and all the people involved for bringing a 30 year era to an successfull end!! Thank you...
Anonymous
5 years ago
But the memory remains!
Anonymous
5 years ago
The last flight of this space shuttle program was the reverse step of humanity towards it's history and development. All these brave men and women who flied with these special machines cannot be compared with the future "workers" of the private companies whose interest is being profitable. Thank you
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great shot, that's history right there. The final page has turned on the Space Shuttle.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Wow! An awesome picture to celebrate to end of a great era. Shame I never got to see a shuttle launch :(
Anonymous
5 years ago
Amazing shot Ben! Would have loved to see it in action myself!
Cheers, Jens
Anonymous
5 years ago
Its a wonderful picture!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Thank you for capturing this moment in history, I have grown up all my life with the shuttle program. Upwards and onwards.
Anonymous
5 years ago
THNX NASA!End of an era,the great shuttle goes to rest.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Farewell to the space shuttle and thanks for all the STS missions. This shot should be a memorial to the Challenger and the Columbia shuttles and for teacher Christa McAuliffe (1948-1986). T.B.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Goodbye to the shuttle.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Thanks Ben!
Anonymous
5 years ago
You will be missed
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great photo - Thank You for sharing.

Sort of captures the mood of the event - light revealing the good news of another safe return, heading into the darkness of no more shuttle launches.

We were lucky to have seen the first of the 'last' Atlantis launches, so she is 'our' shuttle.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Farewell...nostalgic shot
Anonymous
5 years ago
This is a great shot of atlantis landing !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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