Friday, September 5, 2008


The Journey Begins

The American flag flies on the NASA News Center grounds at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, giving witness to the passage of space shuttle Atlantis as it rolls out to Launch Pad 39A. The shuttle stack, with solid rocket boosters and external fuel tank attached to Atlantis, rest on the mobile launcher platform, as the crawler-transporter journeys to the pad. Atlantis is scheduled to launch on the STS-125 mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. Launch is targeted for Oct. 8, 2008.

Image Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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