Aviation Photo #1955372 Rockwell Space Shuttle - NASA

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TOUCHDOWN! The space shuttle program is over as Atlantis rolls out on Runway 15 of the Shuttle Landing Facility, crowning a 30 year, 135 mission achievement. This rare view shows Atlantis in silhouette against the power xenon lights three miles away, as it rolls down the SLF.
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    Ben Cooper
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    Rockwell Space Shuttle
    Rockwell Space Shuttle
    Rockwell Space Shuttle
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    OV-104
    OV-104
    Kennedy Space Center
    Florida
    USA
    July 21, 2011
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Anonymous
5 years ago
Amazing shot!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Beautiful and very unique view!
Anonymous
5 years ago
A truly unique sillouette. Well done, quite an achievment on your end as well. -Ron
Anonymous
5 years ago
Beautiful shot!
Anonymous
5 years ago
One of the most evocative photos I've seen in a long time. Welcome home Atlantis...
Anonymous
5 years ago
This would go 8 stars. My eyes went watery looking at this. The whole ambiance is just right.. Great shot!
Anonymous
5 years ago
The best perspective. 5 stars!
Anonymous
5 years ago
So powerfull and artistic. I am under the charm. Thank you very much for sharing
Anonymous
5 years ago
Unbelievable how awesome Ben's photos of the Space program have been. Simply THE BEST!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
I have no words for this! Simply stunning, beautiful and artistic!
Anonymous
5 years ago
This is the.... finest photo I have seen here for a loooong time.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Epic exeunt shot.
Anonymous
5 years ago
The definition of great photography.
Mr Cooper, thank you so much for these works of art and the fact you shared them with us.
Anonymous
5 years ago
A beautiful and touching hommage to the shuttle program.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Historical. This image is a treasure of our time.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Excellent shot
Sad day to a magnificent achievement
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great picture showing a masterpiece of aeronautical history. Looks like a scene from Star Wars.
Anonymous
5 years ago
The first time i see a plane/space shuttle photograph in silhouette :) Awesome
Anonymous
5 years ago
A true space ship. She moves in mysterious ways.
Anonymous
5 years ago
A very fine photo of a historic touchdown marking the end of one of the most exciting eras we have seen. Thank you Mr.Cooper.
Anonymous
4 years ago
An absolutely stunning shot! Thanks Ben!

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