Great Picture of Atlantis Turnin' & Burnin' for Home
NASA

Great Picture of Atlantis Turnin' & Burnin' for Home

NASA says this picture is "unprecedented," and who are we to doubt them?

Taken from the International Space Station, the shot shows Atlantis beginning its descent through the earth's atmosphere, as things heat up and everyone says prayers to the heat-shield god.

It's a nice bookend to the liftoff pictures of the shuttle punching through the Florida clouds.

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