Closing the Doors
In Orbiter Processing Facility-1 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Atlantis' payload bay doors are being closed. As the designated shuttle for the STS-129 mission, Atlantis will deliver to the International Space Station two spare gyroscopes, two nitrogen tank assemblies, two pump modules, an ammonia tank assembly and a spare latching end effector for the station's robotic arm.
Image credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller
Sept. 25, 2009