End of an era

This image popped-up in my stream today and I thought I would share — I miss the shuttle program.

Space shuttle Atlantis is photographed from the International Space Station at 11:07 a.m. (EDT) on July 10, 2011 as it flies over the Bahamas prior to docking with the station. The Raffaello multipurpose logistics module can be seen inside the shuttle’s cargo bay. Image credit: NASA

Backgound on STS-135:

With a merging of technology and tears, the final chapter in the 30-year history of space shuttle flights has been written. For all who have worked to send these first-of-a-kind engineering marvels to space and return them to Earth, all who have flown aboard them, and all who have simply watched with awe and pride as they flew, space shuttle Atlantis’ STS-135 mission was an emotional end of an era.

The full story here: STS-135: The Final Voyage

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