Colors From A Space Shuttle launch

Inspiration from the launch pad of a space shuttle.

At launch, the Space Shuttle consists of a dark orange-colored external fuel tank, two white slender solid rocket boosters and orbiter. When the boosters ignite and the gray metal structure releases the shuttle, orange and white tear through the sky creating unexpected compliments against the serene blue and black.

launch_cloud lift_off

shuttle_streak tail_end


Thanks to Rod Hunting for the idea.

Header image by CATucker. All other images courtesy NASA unless stated otherwise.

Author: evad
David Sommers has been loving color as COLOURlovers' Blog Editor-in-Chief for the past two years. When he's not neck deep in a rainbow he's loving other things with The Post Family (, a Chicago-based art blog, artist collective & gallery.