Space Shuttle Atlantis Through The Lens of an iPhone 4


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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111 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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111 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(America failed by not building a replacement manned orbiter, not retiring an outdated technological marvel.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!)
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111 months ago
Symbolic.

The shuttle program is in the rear-view as well. It's now part of the past.
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111 months ago

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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:
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111 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. :)

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111 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.
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111 months ago

Obviously the camera on the iPhone 4 was as crap as the one on the iPhone 3G.


Have you seen what's possible with the iPhone 4 camera? It's pretty mind-blowing for what it is. Especially with the photography apps available. Mind you, the stock camera app alone is impressive enough.

It's technically superior to the 3G camera in the first place, so I don't know where you're getting this from.

Perhaps the skill of the user is something to consider.

Just look at those overexposed regions. Where is that advertised HDR feature???


It can be toggled on and off. Did you not know this??

Further, if he was using a third party camera app, it might not have had an on-the-fly HDR feature but adjustments that could be applied afterward, i.e., with an app like Camera+.

Questions like this are quite surprising, frankly.
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111 months ago
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Outdated news... It's a nice view, but not something very 'news'worthy..:confused:


People like you make me laugh. How is the final space shuttle landing not news worthy? That my friend is an extreme engineering feat that people need to learn to appreciate. Plus the fact that it is taken by an iPhone 4 adds cool points.
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111 months ago
Who's driving!?
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111 months ago
This shot is historical. Fantastic really. Thanks for posting it. For those of you who can't see this, I'm truly sorry.
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