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Final Night of the Space Shuttle | by Trey Ratcliff
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Final Night of the Space Shuttle

I was completely soaked after laying in mosquito-invested waters for an uncomfortably long time. At one point, a concerned French news reporter came up to me and said, "Excuse me, but you're quite covered in bugs." It must have been pretty bad for him to come over and say that... I think perhaps he thought I was dead because I stayed in the same position for so long, trying to zen-focus on the shot. This is the Space Shuttle Atlantis, in case you do not know. It's also the final space shuttle launch, ever. So, it's incredibly special, and I'm happy I got to spend time with the ship on its final night.

 

- Trey Ratcliff

 

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Taken on July 7, 2011