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Aviation Photo #1948487 Rockwell Space Shuttle - NASA

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The Final Mission: The Space Shuttle soars into history. STS-135 Atlantis.
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    Ben Cooper
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    Kennedy Space Center
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    July 8, 2011
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Anonymous
8 years ago
Amazing, such a close-up shot! Your camera must have been fried afterwards?! Thanks for sharing and thanks to NASA for the STS!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Where are you standing? Amazing shot!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Amazing
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice shot of the last one !!!!
Thanks Ben
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow, very cool shot, light metering very wel anticipated! How is it possible your camara is that close ?

Regards
Andras Brandligt

Anonymous
8 years ago
Epic! You can feel the power...!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow, so close
Anonymous
8 years ago
WOW what a view!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
OMG how close is this one,still having a beep in you're ears?
Anonymous
8 years ago
Simply breathtaking! Such a sad end....
Anonymous
8 years ago
Fantastic perspective. I would love to know how far from the actual launch tower this shot was taken from.
Anonymous
8 years ago
5 stars, very sad tho
Anonymous
8 years ago
I hope they desingning new shuttles to replace the ones that are retiring
Anonymous
8 years ago
Stunning capture of the final shuttle launch! Really well done, Ben!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Speechless! ***** Wayne C.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Yet another exemplary shot from Mr. Cooper. 5 Stars! Did the camera survive?
Anonymous
8 years ago
Stunning.
Anonymous
8 years ago
A beautiful shot. It's a unique view that I've never seen before, and it's historic.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Is it healthy to breath in that SRB exhaust?
Anonymous
8 years ago
Amazing!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Fantastic Show Ben! I always enjoy your shots of the Shuttle. Lets take a moment to thank all those people who have made the Shuttle Program successful, from the people who built the Orbiters, to the support personnel. They are owed a debt of gratitude for all their hard work! Great shot Ben!
Anonymous
8 years ago
It's remotely triggered, guys. Nobody can ever stand this close to such a huge explosion.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Excellent shot!! Sad that it's the last ever take off off this beauty!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Thank you for the comments. No viewer stands closer than three miles. All such closeup photos, even ones that look a mile away, are taken by remote cameras activated by sound or timers or another means. Believe it or not, this camera survived without a scratch, due in part to wind direction being in its favor. Distance from this camera to the shuttle was about 400 feet. Closer cameras on the other side that I had lost their lenses!
Anonymous
8 years ago
What an amazing shot!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Incredible and beautifull!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Ben, You should have taken a photo of yourself as you retrieved this camera and first saw this amazing, historic photograph! STS 135....the end of an era......
How very sad.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Powering your way to bridge the gap to Space.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Raw power expelling out there!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I should say something about the marvellous perspective... but look at all that fire! it's like totally woooooooooooooosh!

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