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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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(America failed by not building a replacement manned orbiter, not retiring an outdated technological marvel.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!)
The shuttle program is in the rear-view as well. It's now part of the past.
Great! Maybe next time we can get a shot of the shuttle reflected off a beer can. :rolleyes:
well, it's news, but for another site. :)
I like the way you're thinking.