STS-129 Payload Delivered to the Pad
At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, workers monitor the lift of the canister containing the payload for space shuttle Atlantis' STS-129 mission to the International Space Station toward the Payload Changeout Room at Launch Pad 39A.
Inside the canister are the Express Logistics Carriers 1 and 2 with 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/Amanda Diller
Oct. 30, 2009