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Atlantis hangs vertical inside VAB
BY SPACEFLIGHT NOW
Posted: May 18, 2011


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After being rotated vertically from the floor of the Vehicle Assembly Building's transfer aisle, the shuttle Atlantis hangs inside the mammoth facility as workers image the orbiter's thermal protection system and wait for motion to dampen out.

Photo credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight Now

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