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Suspended in the Vehicle Assembly Building, Atlantis is Ready to be Lifted into High Bay 3
08.27.08
 

In the Vehicle Assembly Building, Atlantis is suspended vertically above the transfer aisle. The view shows the underbelly of the shuttle.
In the Vehicle Assembly Building, Atlantis is suspended vertically above the transfer aisle. Credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis.    > View Larger Image


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (08.23.08) – In the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, space shuttle Atlantis is suspended vertically above the transfer aisle. The view shows the underbelly of the shuttle. Atlantis will be lifted into high bay 3 and stacked with its external fuel tank and twin solid rocket boosters. After additional preparations are made, the shuttle will be rolled out to Launch Pad 39A to prepare for launch on the STS-125 mission targeted for 1:34 a.m. EDT Oct. 8.