Photo Shows Endeavour’s Final Launch Above the Clouds-Mostly Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
A breathtaking overhead photo of space shuttle Endeavour blasting off from Earth has been making the rounds for years.
Space shuttle Endeavour can be seen taking off in this 2011 photo, but some versions of the photo circulating online have been doctored.
NASA took the image from a shuttle training aircraft, and the original version (as seen below) can be found here:
A doctored version of NASA’s official picture of the Endeavour launch quickly began making its way around reddit. The effect used in the manipulated photo is called tilt-shift, an effect that makes life-sized object or location appears miniature in scale:
Videos recorded from commercial airplanes that show similar angles of the 2011 Endeavour launch as the NASA photo have been posted on YouTube.