I'm glad that you didn't either -- because then you wouldn't have done your hilarious entry!
And mine? I just tweaked the colors and contrast and added stripes. Nothing special.
I also almost went with a shot from this same scene, but I just wanted a shot of Columbia, and I couldn't fit it into 140x140 without it looking awkward. I really liked how TOSy the ship looked there, all white and shiny.
It's a great shot... but I did want Trip in there.
My second choice would have been what you ended up using!