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In the Vehicle Assembly Building, an Overhead Crane Lifts Atlantis High Above its Transporter
08.27.08
 

In the Vehicle Assembly Building the overhead crane lifts space shuttle Atlantis high above its transporter.
In the Vehicle Assembly Building transfer aisle at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the overhead crane lifts space shuttle Atlantis high above its transporter. Credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis.    > View Larger Image


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (08.23.08) – In the Vehicle Assembly Building transfer aisle at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the overhead crane lifts space shuttle Atlantis high above its transporter. Atlantis will be raised to vertical for transfer to high bay 3. There it will be stacked with its external fuel tank and twin solid rocket boosters. After additional preparations are made, the shuttle will be rolled out to Launch Pad 39A to prepare for launch on the STS-125 mission targeted for 1:34 a.m. EDT Oct. 8.