Dynamic Duo on Launch Pads

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Dynamic Duo on Launch Pads
09.23.08
 
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For the first time since July 2001, and the last time ever, two space shuttles are on the launch pads at the same time at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Atlantis is targeted to lift off on the STS-125 mission to service NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, and Endeavour is ready to act as a rescue vehicle for Atlantis, if needed.

After Atlantis' safe landing, Endeavour will roll around to pad 39A for its upcoming STS-126 mission to the International Space Station.

There may not be another dual-pad event in shuttle history that matches the excitement and thrill of seeing these two majestic space vehicles side-by-side on Kennedy's launch pads.

From the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, I'm Anita Barrett.

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