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Tank You, Atlantis

The second redesigned External Tank is shown as it moves toward the open doors in the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
The second redesigned External Tank (ET-121) moves toward the open doors in the Vehicle Assembly Building. The tank recently arrived at the Turn Basin after its 900-mile journey at sea from the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. In addition to the Return to Flight modifications, this tank has been outfitted with temperature sensors and accelerometers, used to measure vibration. These sensors will gather information about how the tank performs during flight. The tank is designated for use on the Return to Flight mission of Atlantis (STS-121), which has a launch window of July 12 to July 31, 2005.

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