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Rocket Motors on Shuttle Atlantis

by Roger Wedegis

Art Print

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Collect your choice of gallery quality Giclée, or fine art prints custom trimmed by hand in a variety of sizes with a white border for framing.

This is a view of the motors on the Space Shuttle Atlantis before it's final prep to be put on display at the visitors center at Kennedy Space Center.
The last mission of Atlantis was STS-135, the last flight of the Shuttle program. This final flight, authorized in October 2010, brought additional supplies to the International Space Station and took advantage of the processing performed for the Launch on Need mission, which would only have been flown in the event that Endeavour's STS-134 crew required rescue. Atlantis launched successfully for the final time on 8 July 2011 at 16:29 UTC, landing at the John F. Kennedy Space Center on 21 July 2011 at 09:57 UTC.
By the end of its final mission, Atlantis had orbited the Earth 4,848 times, traveling nearly 126,000,000 mi (203,000,000 km) in space or more than 525 times the distance from the Earth to the Moon.
Atlantis was named after RV Atlantis, a two-masted sailing ship that operated as the primary research vessel for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution from 1930 to 1966
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Ashley Hill commented on March 9, 2013 9:20pm
Thank you for telling the Atlantis story, I come from a NASA Kennedy Space Center family and I was there the last launch. Gorgeous shot for those who have the eyes to see the beauty of it!
Catspaws commented on March 10, 2013 1:26am
fab work,rohger,interesting info too
Roger Wedegis commented on March 10, 2013 6:14am
Thank you Ashley and Catpaws! It was sad to see the shuttle era end.
Michael Hammond commented on March 11, 2013 11:09am
Very nice shot!
Donuts commented on March 11, 2013 2:15pm
This is fantastic Roger, well captured and a fascinating subject!!!
Roger Wedegis commented on March 11, 2013 4:07pm
Thank you Michael and Donuts!
Peaky40 commented on March 13, 2013 6:16am
Cool image!
Ordiraptus commented on March 13, 2013 9:17am
Lovely angle!
Roger Wedegis commented on March 13, 2013 2:51pm
Thank you Peaky and Ordiraptus!
pixel404 commented on March 14, 2013 3:36pm
Thumbs Up!
Roger Wedegis commented on March 14, 2013 7:06pm
Thank you Pixel!
Phil Perkins commented on March 15, 2013 5:46am
Cool!
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on March 15, 2013 8:15am
Oh Yeah! ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ 👍
Roger Wedegis commented on March 15, 2013 6:43pm
Thank you Phil and Wayne!
Laertis Art commented on March 15, 2013 11:02pm
Lovely b/w image concept design composition!
Roger Wedegis commented on March 16, 2013 6:00am
Thank you Laertis!
Carina Povarchik commented on March 24, 2013 6:12am
ohhhh cool!!!!.... I want a ride :P
Roger Wedegis commented on March 24, 2013 7:07pm
Thank you Carina!
EbiEmporium commented on March 27, 2013 7:35pm
Very cool, Roger :)
Roger Wedegis commented on March 27, 2013 7:53pm
Thank you Julia!
Boriana Giormova commented on April 18, 2013 7:09am
Awesome photo!
Roger Wedegis commented on April 18, 2013 5:48pm
Thank you Boriana!
Cozmic Photos commented on April 19, 2013 9:36am
Cool
Roger Wedegis commented on April 19, 2013 7:34pm
Thank you Cozmic!
Guillermo de Llera commented on June 19, 2013 6:46am
Very cool! :)
Roger Wedegis commented on June 19, 2013 3:00pm
Thank you Guillermo!
Tyler Spangler commented on February 16, 2014 10:11am
EPIC
Roger Wedegis commented on February 16, 2014 11:40am
Thank you Tyler!