Aviation Photo #1261825 Rockwell Space Shuttle - NASA

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"Atlantis". This picture is taken at the point of no return to US landing sites in case of an abort. At T + 02:15:00 (see countdown clock) transatlantic landing sites are the only available abort locations if orbit cannot be made. Orbiter is travelling at 3750mph and 175,000+ feet above Earth.
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11 years ago
I can just barely make out the shuttle as a miniscule white dot
10 years ago
You, my friend win the $64 million prize!
The reason being is your exacting attention to detail concerning calling out the location of the shuttle when you took this picture. I think that just immeasurably adds to the story. Oh, and since I just now spotted a very key element, please allow me to ask... does the clock shown at the right help? I would suppose that everything about this mission is based on the tick of the clock.

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