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Here are some cool rocket pictures for kids. You can make any of these images into your computer desktop wallpaper. Just click on an image to enlarge it, and then choose “Set as Desktop Background”.
This image shows the space shuttle Endeavor as it launched at the NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for the STS-126 mission on November 14, 2008.
This image of the space shuttle Columbia as it pioneered the space shuttle missions to space on April 12, 1981. The STS-1 mission is the first US-manned spaceflight.
Here’s an image of the space shuttle Endeavor captured from the International Space Station by a crew member of Expedition 22 during the most recent space shuttle mission, STS-130 on February 9, 2010.
This is an image of the space shuttle Atlantis carried at the back of a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. The aircraft is bound for NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility where the shuttle first launched.
This is an image of the space shuttle Discovery getting ready for the STS-128 mission at Launch Pad 39A located at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. This image was captured on August 28, 2009.
We have written many articles about rockets for Universe Today. Here’s an article about the Ares rocket, and here are some unusual views of the Soyuz rocket.
We’ve recorded an episode of Astronomy Cast all about the space shuttle. Listen here, Episode 127: The US Space Shuttle.