Yeah, I know, space shuttles again. Sue me. I thought this photo was worth revisiting the subject, though:
As usual, you have to click on it to get the full effect.
Remember if you will that the last thing shuttle Atlantis did before returning to Earth was to deploy a tiny satellite called PicoSat. The photo above was taken by PicoSat as it coasted off into its new orbit. According to Christopher Ferguson, the commander of STS-135 who tweets under the handle Astro_Ferg, this was the last picture ever taken of a shuttle in space. (I guess that awesome shot of Atlantis' plasma trail as she re-entered the atmosphere doesn't count because she technically wasn't in space any more?) Anyhow, I just ran across this during some late-night surfing and thought it was worth sharing...
Photo source here.