Wow, great shots!
Once the shuttles are all at their designated museums, we'll never see images like these ever again. Strapping one of those bad boys onto a 747 is objectively cool and was the one aspect of the shuttle program that really impressed me as a child. Like that was icing on the cake. It's was cool enough that these things rocketed into outer space and landed like airplanes, but to see that set up where it's like a double airplane; man that was a young boy's gateway drug into astronomy.