An exhaust cloud engulfs Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida as space shuttle Endeavour lifts off into the night sky.
Launch of the STS-130 mission to the International Space Station was at 4:14 a.m. EST. This was the second launch attempt for space shuttle Endeavour's STS-130 crew and the final scheduled space shuttle night launch. The first attempt on February 7, 2010 was scrubbed due to unfavorable weather.
The primary payload for the STS-130 mission to the International Space Station is the Tranquility node, a pressurized module that will provide additional room for crew members and many of the station's life support and environmental control systems. Attached to one end of Tranquility is a cupola, a unique work area with six windows on its sides and one on top. The cupola resembles a circular bay window and will provide a vastly improved view of the station's exterior. The multi-directional view will allow the crew to monitor spacewalks and docking operations, as well as provide a spectacular view of Earth and other celestial objects. The module was built in Turin, Italy, by Thales Alenia Space for the European Space Agency.
I wanted to create an image with the feeling of a dream. I mean, when you look at the landscape and everything is perfect and you want to be there to feel free a.s.o. And capturing the moment of a falling star makes the title of it.
This image is 100% Photoshop. It took about 6 hours to create. When i was making the planet on the left i was just about done when i kicked out the power plug without saving the image. I had to redo it and the quality isn't as good as the original. That was frustrating. Anyway hope you like ;)