As NASA’s space shuttle program came to a close, photographer Dan Winters scrambled to create a historical document for future generations. He shot the last launches of Endeavour, Atlantis and Discovery. Here are Winters’s thoughts on the experience of shooting the shuttles. On August 6, NASA enters a new phase with its unmanned Odyssey project to Mars.
Atlantis being lowered into position to mate with liquid-propellant tank “The genre of shuttle photography has been done to death, but what I was trying to do was really to do a love letter to the shuttle.” Dan Winters/University of Texas Press Buy Photo