Atlantis Landing

Space shuttle Atlantis landing at the Shuttle Landing Facility, Kennedy Space Centre, Florida

Atlantis Landing

This unprecedented view of the space shuttle Atlantis, appearing like a bean sprout against clouds and city lights, on its way home, was photographed by the Expedition 28 crew of the International Space Station. Airglow over Earth can be seen in the background.

Atlantis Landing (1)

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credit: NASA