Aviation News

May 15, 2011

Photos: Commander Kelly and Space Shuttle Endeavour Prepare for Final Launch

More articles by »
By: Suresh Atapattu
Tags: , , , ,
Another bittersweet moment for the Space Transportation System program as Endeavour departs high Bay 3 of the 525 foot tall Vehicle Assembly Building for STS-134

Another bittersweet moment for the Space Transportation System (STS) program as Endeavour departs high Bay #3 of the 525 foot tall Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) for the last time for her STS-134 mission launch. The moon is seen above the VAB as the stack exits the building. This picture was taken from the top of the Launch Control Building. The top of the "stack" is approx 225 feet from ground — essentially a 22 story building traveling at 0.08 mph. The Mobile Launch Platform (MLP) for STS-135 can be seen in the crack of door of high bay #1. The lights are on to illuminate the stack as she takes the 3.1 mile trek to pad 39A. (Photo by Suresh A. Atapattu)






 
 

  • http://frankooo.net Chantell Montuori

    Your blog rocks my socks!! Love the writing style!!

  • http://businessphoneplans.net Business Phone Service

    Awesome post!!! I like your way of writing! Business Telephone Service contains the best packages and info for business phone service. Take it coming from a 13 time businesseer. Cheers

  • http://bestmenscologne.me Best Cologne for Men

    Wonderful write-up! Be sure to take a look at Best Mens Cologne for your best mens cologne necessities!

  • http://lilolem3.com Fransisca Halpin

    Your blog rocks my socks!! Love the writing style!!

  • http://bestmenscologne.me Best Cologne for Men

    Outstanding write-up! Make sure to check out Best Mens Cologne for all of your best mens cologne needs!