Atlantis' Final Reentry Over Cancun, Mexico


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.

ANALYSIS: Epic Endeavour Reentry Over the Yucatán Peninsula

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.

For more of Noe Castillo’s work, browse his Facebook page and be sure to visit his YouTube account.

FULL COVERAGE: The Shuttle’s Final Countdown.

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