Bad Astronomy

Sunrise on Atlantis

NASA just released this very pretty picture of the Sun rising behind the Space Shuttle Atlantis, taken on June 23:

When Atlantis launches – scheduled currently for July 8 – it will be the last time for the Shuttle program.

Learn more about this final mission on NASA’s STS-135 site (Flash).

Related posts:

- The last views of Endeavour and ISS
- Shadow of Endeavour
- Endeavour’s-eye-view of her last launch
- ISS checks Endeavour out