Once again, videographer Noe Castillo has captured space shuttle history through his camera lens.
On June 1, 2011, he witnessed the final reentry of space shuttle Endeavour. Now he’s released a video via his YouTube account showing the final reentry of Atlantis… and the final reentry of any space shuttle.
Located in Cancun, Mexico, Castillo caught Atlantis’ orange-glowing ionization trail as the shuttle glided through the upper layers of the atmosphere only minutes before landing at Kennedy Space Center at 5:56 a.m. ET on Wednesday. He was obviously lucky with the weather and watched the graceful reentry as Atlantis etched the thin line through the pre-dawn skies.
As with any shuttle video, this is one for the history books.