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Here are some cool pics of rockets. 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 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.
This is an image of the space shuttle Endeavour taken from the International Space Station on July 17, 2009 before docking with the International Space Station.
This image of the space shuttle Atlantis emerging above the clouds during its launch on November 16, 2009 for the STS-129 mission to the International Space Station. Atlantis is one of the three functional space shuttle orbiters of NASA.
This image features the first launch of a space rocket in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The first rocket launched in Florida is the Bumper 2 which happened on July 1950.
Here’s an image of the space shuttle Endeavour docked to the International Space Station. You can see how the atmosphere at the Earth’s horizon fades slowly into the blackness of space.
We’ve recorded an episode of Astronomy Cast all about the space shuttle. Listen here, Episode 127: The US Space Shuttle.