Aviation Photo #1781485 Rockwell Space Shuttle - NASA

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It is not often one gets to look down upon an operational space shuttle orbiter but here is one such time. "Discovery" has been rolled into the Vehicle Assembly Building atop its motorized trailer. The yellow sling and two cranes (175 tons for the tail and 325 tons for the nose) have been attached. These cranes are mounted on the roof of the VAB and are worked with perfect precision by human operators to lift the orbiter off the trailer and then up to the roof and down to gets its rockets + fuel tank.
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    Suresh A. Atapattu
    NASA
    Rockwell Space Shuttle
    Rockwell Space Shuttle
    Rockwell Space Shuttle
    Rockwell
    OV-103
    OV-103
    Kennedy Space Center
    Florida
    USA
    September 9, 2010
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Anonymous
8 years ago
Fantastic shot of Discovery - looking down on it is a rare opportunity!

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