Monday, June 01, 2009
Atlantis leaving California on the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft Today!
Takeoff of the shuttle carrier aircraft has been targeted for approximately 8 a.m. local time (11 a.m. EDT) today. We're running a little behind schedule due to some difficulties in trying to tighten a bolt on the right attach point for connecting Atlantis to the modified Boeing 747 aircraft. Everything is good now, and Atlantis should be on her way back to KSC soon.
Here's a look inside the modified 747 aircraft that ferries Atlantis back to Kennedy Space Center.