As some of you know I love to read about space exploration. It's just the idea of this vast unexplored universe that appeals to me. I like to imagine what the astronauts see when they are orbiting Earth and I love to look at any astronomy photography in the news.
Additionally, some amazing photographs have been captured of the space shuttle launching. Whenever I see these images I remember gathering in the school auditorium as a child so that our class could watch the space shuttle launch. Along those lines, Popular Photography has posted an online gallery of space shuttle photographs that I think are pretty cool, check it out!
I think my favorite is image 7, with the fish eye view of the shuttle as it is being lifted so that the rockets can be attached.