Space Shuttle Atlantis during Solar Transit

STS-125 Atlantis Solar Transit (200905120002HQ)

In this tightly cropped image, the NASA space shuttle Atlantis is seen in silhouette during solar transit, Tuesday, May 12, 2009, from Florida. This image was made before Atlantis and the crew of STS-125 had grappled the Hubble Space Telescope. Photo Credit: (NASA/Thierry Legault)

Thierry made this image using a solar-filtered Takahashi 5-inch refracting telescope and a Canon 5D Mark II digital camera. Photo Credit: (NASA/Thierry Legault)

You can see more of Thierry’s fine work at: www.astrophoto.fr

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  • Cool picture. Thanks for your sharing. Could I use in my space?

  • Pierre

    On the corresponding website, you can also see one photo with both Atlantis and ISS in transit, and another with both Atlantis and Hubble.
    For copyright question, you’d rather contact the guy.
    His e-mail is on the website

  • Awesome shot. The sun looks artificial.

  • Falafulu Fisi

    I read somewhere that the Hubble is going to be retired soon and to be replaced with a more advanced Space Telescope that is almost completed. I am sure that that is another mission for the Shuttle to take this new Telescope into orbit.

  • These pictures are amazing.How wonderful is human being.

  • Telescope that is almost completed. I am sure that that is another mission for the Shuttle to take this new Telescope into orbit.