If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!
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.