No. 4: Atlantis shuttle launch

The coolest photo of the space shuttle Atlantis launch wasn’t taken by NASA but by high school graduate Ryan Graff, who snapped this pic from his window seat on a flight from Baltimore to Miami on July 8, 2011. The image quickly went viral once Ryan’s brother, Chad, uploaded it to his Twitpic account, where it has received over 177,000 views. (Photo by Ryan Graff)