Claim:   Photographs show a Space Shuttle launch viewed from the International Space Station.


REAL PHOTOGRAPHS; INACCURATE DESCRIPTION


Example:   [Collected via e-mail, 2006]


Interesting – two images of the recent shuttle launch as seen from the International Space Station.





 

Origins:   The above-displayed photographs do capture the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis (NASA Mission STS-115) from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on 9 September 2006. However, the pictures were not (as claimed in the accompanying text) taken from the International Space Station (ISS), which would be at a considerably higher altitude than shown here, but rather from NASA/JSC WB-57 High Altitude Research aircraft.

Last updated:   28 July 2014