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Here are some cool space rocket pictures. 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”.
Here’s a unique photo of the earth’s atmosphere taken by the crew members of Atlantis’ STS-125 mission during its preparation for landing on May 20, 2009.
This is an image of the space shuttle Endeavor during its first spacewalk. The space shuttle’s name came from a national competition involving students in elementary and secondary schools for which it became the most popular entry.
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.
Here’s an amazing view of our planet earth’s horizon as seen from the International Space Station. This photo was taken during the STS-132 mission. The space shuttle Atlantis is also visible in the photo.
This is a great photo of the space shuttle Endeavour as it made its way to the launchpad at the NASA Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The stunning moon was also captured in this image.
We have written many articles about space rockets for Universe Today. Here’s an article about the plasma rocket to help pick-up space trash, and here’s an article about how long it takes to get to the moon.
We’ve recorded an episode of Astronomy Cast all about the space shuttle. Listen here, Episode 127: The US Space Shuttle.