Photo was taken from the Shuttle training aircraft just after Atlantis passed by.
Here is the view looking directly down the fresh SRB plume. I wonder if the Shuttle leaves wingtip vorticies like an airplane does on takeoff?
...and a nice shockwave shot looking right up Atlantis' tailpipe. Almost the opposite angle of the plume photo. Great stuff!
| See more details from NASA (plume) |
| Shockwave photo |