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12 July 2011

Balloon Photo: Watching Atlantis Punch a Hole in the Sky

Submitted by keithcowing on Sun, 07/10/2011 - 12:26.

This photo shows Space Shuttle Atlantis punching a hole in the sky on its way to orbit. The image was taken on 8 July 2011 from a high altitude balloon flown by students and volunteers at Quest For Stars. Larger image here. Additional photos from STS-135 and earlier shuttle missions can be found here.