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ET-118 Boards Liberty Star
Space shuttle external tank designated ET-118

Lockheed Martin and NASA personnel at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans load the space shuttle external tank designated ET-118 onto its seagoing transport, the NASA ship Liberty Star. The tank left the port of New Orleans at 11:15 a.m. CDT on June 5, and is expected to arrive June 9 at Port Canaveral, Fla. It will be mated in coming months with Space Shuttle Atlantis for the STS-115 mission, scheduled for August 2006.

Image credit: NASA/Michoud Assembly Facility

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