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More: Off-Airport - Kennedy Space Center
More: USA - Florida, July 21, 2011
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OV-104 (cn OV-104) 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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A visitor from - posted Wed April 18, 2012:
An absolutely stunning shot! Thanks Ben!

A visitor from - posted Tue February 14, 2012:
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.

A visitor from Germany posted Fri August 5, 2011:
A true space ship. She moves in mysterious ways.

A visitor from - posted Sat July 23, 2011:
The first time i see a plane/space shuttle photograph in silhouette :) Awesome

A visitor from - posted Sat July 23, 2011:
Great picture showing a masterpiece of aeronautical history. Looks like a scene from Star Wars.

A visitor from - posted Sat July 23, 2011:
Excellent shot
Sad day to a magnificent achievement

A visitor from United States posted Fri July 22, 2011:
Historical. This image is a treasure of our time.

A visitor from Canada posted Fri July 22, 2011:
A beautiful and touching hommage to the shuttle program.

A visitor from - posted Fri July 22, 2011:
The definition of great photography.
Mr Cooper, thank you so much for these works of art and the fact you shared them with us.

A visitor from - posted Fri July 22, 2011:
Epic exeunt shot.

A visitor from - posted Fri July 22, 2011:
This is the.... finest photo I have seen here for a loooong time.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri July 22, 2011:
I have no words for this! Simply stunning, beautiful and artistic!

A visitor from Germany posted Fri July 22, 2011:
Unbelievable how awesome Ben's photos of the Space program have been. Simply THE BEST!!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri July 22, 2011:
So powerfull and artistic. I am under the charm. Thank you very much for sharing

A visitor from - posted Fri July 22, 2011:
The best perspective. 5 stars!

A visitor from - posted Fri July 22, 2011:
This would go 8 stars. My eyes went watery looking at this. The whole ambiance is just right.. Great shot!

A visitor from - posted Fri July 22, 2011:
One of the most evocative photos I've seen in a long time. Welcome home Atlantis...

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri July 22, 2011:
Beautiful shot!

A visitor from United States posted Fri July 22, 2011:
A truly unique sillouette. Well done, quite an achievment on your end as well. -Ron

A visitor from Romania posted Fri July 22, 2011:
Beautiful and very unique view!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri July 22, 2011:
Amazing shot!!

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