Saturday, May 22, 2010

The end of an era: Spaceships get day in the sun

Silhouettes of the shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station pass over
the sun's disk in a May 16 picture captured by astrophotographer Thierry Legault. 
Go to Legault's website,
Astrophoto.fr. to get a better view.

Go here to read the whole story.

To get an idea of what will happen to Atlantis after it lands, check out this must-see video on the Air & Space website.

The space shuttle Atlantis' final mission is hitting new heights for fantastic pictures - in part because every flight brings improvements in NASA's capability to capture imagery, and in part because photographers are taking extra care to document the end of the shuttle era. For us earthbound spectators, it's the next best thing to being there.

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