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This is Shuttle Atlantis sitting on the runway at the Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, yesterday morning. (Click for full size)

It was snapped by MacRumors reader Justin, using his iPhone 4 via the mirror in his SUV.

Atlantis lifted off for the final mission of the Shuttle program on July 8 with two iPhone 4's aboard. They will be used for scientific testing onboard the International Space Station.

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TheSuperSteve Avatar
168 months ago
Obviously its very news worthy since it was taken with an iPhone! If it was taken with an Android phone then its not news!
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PracticalMac Avatar
168 months ago
When the Shuttle first launched in 1981, Cell phones where just starting to be used, in only a very few places and at "space ship prices", yeah, very, very expensive.

Filmless/tapeless Digital Cameras where not even imagined.

Today anyone can easily afford an iPhone that can take instant quality photos and be seen by the world in seconds.

That photo is not only an obvious cliche on the passing of the Shuttle era, but how far technology has advanced.

(America failed by not building a replacement manned orbiter, not retiring an outdated technological marvel. Shame of American politics for the last 11 years!)
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
*LTD* Avatar
168 months ago
Symbolic.

The shuttle program is in the rear-view as well. It's now part of the past.
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phpmaven Avatar
168 months ago
[url=https://cdn.macrumors.com/im/macrumorsthreadlogodarkd.png]Image (https://www.macrumors.com/2011/07/22/space-shuttle-atlantis-through-the-lens-of-an-iphone-4/)[/url]

[url=https://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2011/07/thumb2.jpg]Image (https://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2011/07/Atlantis-in-mirror.jpg)[/url]

This is Shuttle Atlantis sitting on the runway at the Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, yesterday morning.

It was snapped by MacRumors reader Justin, using his iPhone 4 via the mirror in his SUV.

Atlantis lifted off for the final mission of the Shuttle program on July 8 with two iPhone 4's aboard (https://www.macrumors.com/2011/07/08/final-space-shuttle-lifts-off-with-two-iphones-aboard/). They will be used for scientific testing onboard the International Space Station.

Article Link: Space Shuttle Atlantis Through The Lens of an iPhone 4 (https://www.macrumors.com/2011/07/22/space-shuttle-atlantis-through-the-lens-of-an-iphone-4/)

Great! Maybe next time we can get a shot of the shuttle reflected off a beer can. :rolleyes:
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
arn Avatar
168 months ago
Obviously its very news worthy since it was taken with an iPhone! If it was taken with an Android phone then its not news!

well, it's news, but for another site. :)

arn
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
*LTD* Avatar
168 months ago
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That photo is not only an obvious cliche on the passing of the Shuttle era, but how far technology has advanced.

I like the way you're thinking.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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