Space Shuttle AtlantisAs the Space Shuttle Atlantis headed to space to meet the International Space Station on May 14, a pair of F15 Strike Eagles patrolled the skies above the launch and captured this stunning image.

Note the shadow of the plume. Lt. Col. Gabriel Green and Capt. Zachary Bartoe photographed the launch from an F-15E Strike Eagle over Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.  Picture: USAF / BARCROFT