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May 15, 2011

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

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By: Suresh Atapattu
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The Space Shuttle stack's orbiter + external tank + 2 solid rocket boosters height: 184.2 ft

The Space Shuttle stack's (orbiter + external tank + 2 solid rocket boosters) , height: 184.2 ft (56.14 m). It sits on the mobile launch platform (MLP) which is 25 ft (7.6 m) tall. The MLP sits on the crawler transporter which is 20 ft (6.1 m) tall. Total height = 223.13 ft (69.84 m) = about 22 floors. Looking down upon her from almost 400 feet = PRICELESS! (Photo by Suresh A. Atapattu)






 
 

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