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Here are some amazing images 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 amazing picture of the space shuttle Discovery as it prepares for lift-off at the NASA Kennedy Space Center’s launchpad on August 24, 2009. The space shuttle was launch the next day.
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.
Here’s the picture of the Progress 24 vehicle as it prepared for launch to the International Space Station on January 16, 2007 in Kazakhstan. This vehicle is responsible for carrying the supplies needed by the crew members inside the space station.
Here’s an image of the launching of the SOHO Atlas II-AS (AC-121) spacecraft held at the Cape Canaveral Air Station on December 2, 1995. SOHO is a collaboration between European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA to conduct an in-depth study of the sun.
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.
We have written many articles about rockets for Universe Today. Here’s an article about New Zealand’s first rocket, and here’s an article about the Ares rocket.
We’ve recorded an episode of Astronomy Cast all about the space shuttle. Listen here, Episode 127: The US Space Shuttle.