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Sling attached to space shuttle Atlantis in readiness for lift and mate
BY SPACEFLIGHT NOW
Posted: May 18, 2011


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A special hoisting sling is attached to space shuttle Atlantis in the Vehicle Assembly Building Wednesday in readiness for its attachment to the external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters.

Photo credit: Steven Young/Spaceflight Now

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