The Space Shuttle Atlantis /
Sunrise from the Space Shuttle Atlantis in orbit around the Earth.
This picture is built out of photographs I've taken over the last year.
Some from the Kennedy Space Center, others from Iceland and some in Manchester. Then slowly brought together to create this view from space.
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Thanks to everyone who helped me with this image. Art & Algorithms Festival in Titusville Florida - Brenda, Marcia and Clifton. NASA, Kennedy Space Center(if you ever get the chance to visit do, the Atlantis is displayed beautifully). Heidrun in Iceland(The Northern Lights). Naomi, Mum and Chris Wareing for thoughts and advice, plus where to find the stars.
The only element which I did not photograph was the field of stars which I created from many of screen grabs from Stellarium. I used it to show what the stars looked like directly above the landing strip at the Kennedy Space Center when the Atlantis landed for the last time.