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Space Shuttle Photos

Article written: 19 Feb , 2010
Updated: 24 Dec , 2015
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Want some space shuttle photos? Here are some photos that you can use for your computer wallpaper. Just click on an image to enlarge it, and then right-click and choose “Set as Desktop Background”.

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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.

Maneuvering in Space

Maneuvering in Space

This is a closeup picture of the space shuttle Atlantis taken by astronauts on board the International Space Station. Many images are taken during each mission to study the shuttle and evaluate if there was any damage during the launch that could risk the lives of the crew during re-entry.

Atlantis Touches Down

Atlantis Touches Down

Here’s a picture of the space shuttle Atlantis landing at night in Cape Canaveral, ending mission STS-115. During this mission, astronauts attached the P3/P4 integrated truss to the International Space Station.

Dynamic Testing

Dynamic Testing

Here’s an image of the space shuttle Enterprise being mated to its external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters. This was for a test of the space shuttle to see how vibrations experienced during launch would affect the shuttle.

Another View

Another View

Here’s a photograph of the space shuttle Endeavour blasting off to begin mission STS-118. During this mission, Endeavour delivered the starboard truss segment S5 to the International Space Station.

We’ve written many articles about the space shuttle for Universe Today. Here’s an article about the last night launch of the shuttle, and here’s an article with some cool images from a recent shuttle mission.

If you’d like more information on the shuttle, here’s a link to NASA’s Official space shuttle page, and here’s the homepage for NASA’s Human Spaceflight.

We’ve recorded an episode of Astronomy Cast all about the space shuttle. Listen here, Episode 127: The US Space Shuttle.


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