I recently got permission from the client to publish these illustrations. They are for a request for proposal for small version of the space shuttle. This aircraft is launched from the back of a 767 with the aid of booster rockets. After it's mission is complete the craft re-enters the atmosphere and glides to a landing just like it's bigger cousin. The shuttle was modeled and rendered in LightWave 3D by NewTek. Textures were created in Adobe Photoshop.