Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Atlantis moves to the Vehicle Assembly Building
Yesterday morning, Atlantis made its way over to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) from the Orbiter Processing Facility. Now that Atlantis is in the VAB, the next step is to lift the Orbiter over a transom and lower it where it will be attached to its external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters. Rollout to launch pad 39A of Space Shuttle Atlantis is planned for October 13.
Launch of Atlantis on its STS-129 mission is targeted for 4:04 p.m. EST on November 12.