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Space Shuttle Columbia (mission STS-109) entering and illuminating a small layer of clouds.
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    Brandon Sciame
    NASA
    Rockwell Space Shuttle
    Rockwell Space Shuttle
    Rockwell Space Shuttle
    Rockwell
    OV-102
    OV-102
    Kennedy Space Center
    Florida
    USA
    March 1, 2002
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Photo Added: March 13, 2002

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Anonymous
11 years ago
An ascension into heaven and beyond, fantastic image!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This photo is the visual epitome of how beautiful a night launch can be. Having lived less than ten miles from the launch sites, I have seen a good number of launches, and the night ones were the most spectacular. This also photo captures the beauty that has been lost due to complacency.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Its sad. You wish you could tell them all that they will never make it back.
Anonymous
10 years ago
That is way beter than seeing a sunrise a saterday morning.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Such a beutiful shot, but so sad...just FYI though, the mission was STS-107.
Anonymous
8 years ago
If the date is correct this WAS STS-109, Columbia's penultimate mission, to service the Hubble Space Telescope.
Fnatastic framing on this shot.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Just perfect !!! Love the light
Anonymous
7 years ago
Guys, this isn't STS-107 - it launched in 2003, this photo is dated as 2002. Unless somebody got the date wrong! Wonderful photo though, truly breathtaking!
Anonymous
7 years ago
STS-107 was launched at 10:39 am, so no, this is not Columbia's last launch.

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