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.

4 comments:

heroineworshipper said...

Wonder if the crane that malfunctioned is the same crane used for the Saturn V. A lot of ground hardware is 50 years old & acts like it.

Anonymous said...

They still launch Saturn V's? COOL!!!

Brian Cleaver said...

Hey Damaris! I just read the email that you are coming back to Embry-Riddle! I can't wait to hear your presentation.

See you soon.

Brian

Damaris B. Sarria said...

I will be there! Oct. 29th!