Here's a look at one of the Kilrathi concept sketches from the Wing Commander movie. This one was drawn by Bill Zahn. The final product looks pretty close. Mr. Zahn has done a variety of artistic prework on paper, computers and physical models for both movies and video games.
Created for K.N.B. studios, the creature was a concept design for the movie Wing Commander.
After five scrubbed launch attempts, Endeavour successfully lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center. Here are some spectacular pictures of the stormy conditions that preceded Wednesday's launch and some great shots of the actual takeoff. Soon the shuttle will make the 29th NASA rendezvous with the International Space Station and complete the Kibo science laboratory. STS-127 is scheduled to last 16 days.