Mocked up airlock installed into shuttle Atlantis

A handcrafted airlock and docking compartment is installed into the payload bay of the space shuttle Atlantis in preparation for delivery of the spacecraft to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The museum will display Atlantis with the payload bay doors open, and this mockup replaces the real hardware that NASA has removed for saving.

See our coverage from Atlantis' final mission.

Photo credit: NASA-KSC

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