Atlantis Launch Gallery

Article written: 15 May , 2010
Updated: 24 Dec , 2015


Here’s a gallery of images from the last scheduled launch of space shuttle Atlantis, taken by Universe Today photographer Alan Walters (check out his website!), writer Ken Kremer, and a few from NASA. It was a beautiful day and a beautiful launch. But was it really Atlantis’ last? Only time will tell, but for now enjoy these great images.

The STS-132 crew walkout. Image credit: Alan Walters ( for Universe Today.

Photographers vie for position at the crew walkout location. Credit: Alan Walters ( for Universe Today.

Birds take flight along with Atlantis. Image credit: Alan Walters for Universe Today.

Atlantis goes into the roll program during the STS-132 launch. Credit: Alan Walters for Universe Today

Ken Kremer captured this gorgeous image of Atlantis' launch. Credit: Ken Kremer

A crowd of media and Twitterers watch the launch from the Kennedy Space Center Press site. Credit: NASA

A close-up of Atlantis during launch. Credit: NASA

Another view of the launch from KSC. Credit: NASA

For larger versions of the NASA images, see the STS-132 gallery on NASA’s Human Spaceflight website. We’ll keep you updated on the status of the mission.

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4 Responses

  1. tristancalin says

    Watching a space shuttle lauch is one of top 3 reasons I would visit USA.

  2. captain_picard says

    Well, you’d better do it soon, because )if I’m not wrong) there are only 2 more flights remaining 🙁

  3. maanju_ra says

    Hope & wish this wouldn,t be the last photo of Atlantis lift off

  4. TheGhost says

    For tristancalin and everyone,
    I had my first opportunity to see the big boys light off their toys for the STS-132 flight. (And I am old enough to remember seeing Alan Sherpard’s launch on TV) I can only say that it is worth the trouble, regardless of how far you have to travel, to see the show.
    “Come’on feel the noize”

    There are only two chances left (Officially),
    The Ghost In the Machine

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