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Washington, D. C. , May 29, 2009 -- President Obama at FEMA headquarters at a meeting of the Homeland Security Council, with him at the head of the table is the President of the Council, John O. Brennen. June 1 marks the beginning of hurricane season and Mr. Obama was briefed by Federal Agencies and Departments that respond to Hurricanes. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, D. C. , May 29, 2009 -- President Obama at FEMA headquarters at a meeting of the Homeland Security Council, with him at the head of the table is the President of the Council, John O. Brennen.  June 1 marks the beginning of hurricane season and Mr. Obama was briefed by Federal Agencies and Departments that respond to Hurricanes.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

A representation of the great storm at Providence, Sept. 23d 1815 / painted and engraved by J. Kidder.

A representation of the great storm at Providence, Sept. 23d 1815 / painted and engraved by J. Kidder.

The loss of the Pennsylvania New York packet ship; the Lockwoods emigrant ship; the Saint Andrew packet ship; and the Victoria from Charleston, near Liverpool, during the hurricane [...] Jany. 7th & 8th, 1839 / painted by Samuel Walters ; drawn on stone by T. Fairland.

The loss of the Pennsylvania New York packet ship; the Lockwoods emigrant ship; the Saint Andrew packet ship; and the Victoria from Charleston, near Liverpool, during the hurricane [...] Jany. 7th & 8th, 1839 / painted by Samuel Walters ; drawn on stone by T. Fairland.

The gale off the port of Balaklava, 14th Nov. 1854 / W. Simpson del. ; R. Carrick lith.

The gale off the port of Balaklava, 14th Nov. 1854 / W. Simpson del. ; R. Carrick lith.

map from "General Examination of the Pacific Ocean ... Followed by nautical directions for avoiding hurricanes. Translated from the second French edition, under the direction of Commander C. H. Davis"

map from "General Examination of the Pacific Ocean ... Followed by nautical directions for avoiding hurricanes. Translated from the second French edition, under the direction of Commander C. H. Davis"

The delta of the Mississippi: Scene after the hurricane of October 5

The delta of the Mississippi: Scene after the hurricane of October 5

map from "General Examination of the Pacific Ocean ... Followed by nautical directions for avoiding hurricanes. Translated from the second French edition, under the direction of Commander C. H. Davis"

map from "General Examination of the Pacific Ocean ... Followed by nautical directions for avoiding hurricanes. Translated from the second French edition, under the direction of Commander C. H. Davis"

map from "General Examination of the Pacific Ocean ... Followed by nautical directions for avoiding hurricanes. Translated from the second French edition, under the direction of Commander C. H. Davis"

map from "General Examination of the Pacific Ocean ... Followed by nautical directions for avoiding hurricanes. Translated from the second French edition, under the direction of Commander C. H. Davis"

The United States steamer "Vandalia" The United States steamer "Nipsic" ; The United States steamer "Trenton" ; The late Capt. C.M. Schoonmaker, of the "Vandalia" ; The harbor of Apia, with men-of-war at anchor / / from a photograph by Dr. H.W. Whitaker, U.S.N.

The United States steamer "Vandalia" The United States steamer "Nipsic" ; The United States steamer "Trenton" ; The late Capt. C.M. Schoonmaker, of the "Vandalia" ; The harbor of Apia, with men-of-war at anchor / / from a photograph by Dr. H.W. Whitaker, U.S.N.

Hurricanes in the South Pacific

Hurricanes in the South Pacific

Galveston disaster, trying to find where their home stood

Galveston disaster, trying to find where their home stood

Bird's-eye view of dock front, Galveston /

Bird's-eye view of dock front, Galveston /

Searching for the Dead among the Ruins, Galveston, Texas, U.S.A..

Searching for the Dead among the Ruins, Galveston, Texas, U.S.A..

A ruin city where 8,000 lives went out in the fury of one night, Sept. 8, 190, Galveston, Texas.

A ruin city where 8,000 lives went out in the fury of one night, Sept. 8, 190, Galveston, Texas.

Panorama of orphans' home, Galveston /

Panorama of orphans' home, Galveston /

Galveston disaster, getting a dead body from the ruins

Galveston disaster, getting a dead body from the ruins

The dead left by the receding flood, 33d St. and Avenue M, Galveston, Texas

The dead left by the receding flood, 33d St. and Avenue M, Galveston, Texas

Galveston Disaster, Carting away dead body to fire.

Galveston Disaster, Carting away dead body to fire.

Sea-swept Galveston - A once properous section of beautiful homes near the beach - Disaster 1900.

Sea-swept Galveston - A once properous section of beautiful homes near the beach - Disaster 1900.

Panorama of wreckage of water front /

Panorama of wreckage of water front /

Searching ruins on Broadway, Galveston, for dead bodies /

Searching ruins on Broadway, Galveston, for dead bodies /

Galveston Disaster, Carting away dead body to fire.

Galveston Disaster, Carting away dead body to fire.

Galveston flood, Sept., 1900--Commissary Dept.

Galveston flood, Sept., 1900--Commissary Dept.

Shelter for the homeless, Galveston's awful disaster

Shelter for the homeless, Galveston's awful disaster

Galveston disaster, merchants drying goods after flood

Galveston disaster, merchants drying goods after flood

Galveston disaster, I'm glad Ise living

Galveston disaster, I'm glad Ise living

A ruin city where 8,000 lives went out in the fury of one night, Sept. 8, 190, Galveston, Texas.

A ruin city where 8,000 lives went out in the fury of one night, Sept. 8, 190, Galveston, Texas.

Sea-swept Galveston - A once properous section of beautiful homes near the beach - Disaster 1900.

Sea-swept Galveston - A once properous section of beautiful homes near the beach - Disaster 1900.

Galveston disaster, interior St. Patrick's church

Galveston disaster, interior St. Patrick's church

Panorama of Galveston power house /

Panorama of Galveston power house /

Panoramic view of Tremont Hotel, Galveston /

Panoramic view of Tremont Hotel, Galveston /

Launching a stranded schooner from the docks /

Launching a stranded schooner from the docks /

Recovering bodies from that awful chaos of wreckage, Galvestone Disaster.

Recovering bodies from that awful chaos of wreckage, Galvestone Disaster.

Galveston's awful calamity - Gulf tidal wave, September 8th 1900

Galveston's awful calamity - Gulf tidal wave, September 8th 1900

Galveston disaster, carrying dead body to fire to be burned

Galveston disaster, carrying dead body to fire to be burned

Floating wreckage near Texas City - typical scene for miles along the water front - Galveston disaster

Floating wreckage near Texas City - typical scene for miles along the water front - Galveston disaster

In ruined Galveston--ready to consign a storm victim to the flames

In ruined Galveston--ready to consign a storm victim to the flames

Seeking valuables in the wreckage, Galveston, Texas

Seeking valuables in the wreckage, Galveston, Texas

Recovering bodies from that awful chaos of wreckage, Galvestone Disaster.

Recovering bodies from that awful chaos of wreckage, Galvestone Disaster.

Searching for the Dead among the Ruins, Galveston, Texas, U.S.A..

Searching for the Dead among the Ruins, Galveston, Texas, U.S.A..

Searching for the Dead among the Ruins, Galveston, Texas, U.S.A..

Searching for the Dead among the Ruins, Galveston, Texas, U.S.A..

Searching for the Dead among the Ruins, Galveston, Texas, U.S.A..

Searching for the Dead among the Ruins, Galveston, Texas, U.S.A..

An opened passageway in the debris, North on 19th Street, Galveston, Texas

An opened passageway in the debris, North on 19th Street, Galveston, Texas

Lucas Terrace under which 51 people lie buried, Galveston

Lucas Terrace under which 51 people lie buried, Galveston

[Result of hurricane and fire in a heavy stand of Idaho white pine on Little North fork of St. Joe River, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho]

[Result of hurricane and fire in a heavy stand of Idaho white pine on Little North fork of St. Joe River, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho]

Hurricane damage: Marathon, Florida

Hurricane damage: Marathon, Florida

New Jersey, Sealbright. Wreckage after hurricane

New Jersey, Sealbright. Wreckage after hurricane

Destruction of 28th Infantry Camp, Fort Crockett, Tex. by hurricane of August 16-17, 1915

Destruction of 28th Infantry Camp, Fort Crockett, Tex. by hurricane of August 16-17, 1915

Barometer in the cabin of Captain William Thompson

Barometer in the cabin of Captain William Thompson

Haverhill

Haverhill

Federal Theatre presents "Big blow" A drama of the hurricane country by Theodore Pratt / / Halls.

Federal Theatre presents "Big blow" A drama of the hurricane country by Theodore Pratt / / Halls.

Philip and Frederica Wylie listening to weather reports: Miami Beach, Florida

Philip and Frederica Wylie listening to weather reports: Miami Beach, Florida

Famed steeple topples

Famed steeple topples

Hull

Hull

Hull

Hull

Hull

Hull

Hull

Hull

Hull

Hull

Nantasket Waterfront

Nantasket Waterfront

View of destruction from Hurricane Betsy at the Key West Yacht Club: Key West, Florida

View of destruction from Hurricane Betsy at the Key West Yacht Club: Key West, Florida

Hurricane Josephine seen by the shuttle orbiter Challenger

Hurricane Josephine seen by the shuttle orbiter Challenger

Hurricane Elana, Gulf of Mexico

Hurricane Elana, Gulf of Mexico

Fish-eye view of Hurricane Kenneth in the Pacific Ocean

Fish-eye view of Hurricane Kenneth in the Pacific Ocean

STS-65 Earth observation of Hurricane Emilia in Eastern Pacific Ocean

STS-65 Earth observation of Hurricane Emilia in Eastern Pacific Ocean

STS-65 Earth observation of Hurricane Emilia taken aboard Columbia, OV-102

STS-65 Earth observation of Hurricane Emilia taken aboard Columbia, OV-102

Hurricane Florence as seen from STS-66 shuttle Atlantis

Hurricane Florence as seen from STS-66 shuttle Atlantis

Hurricane Florence as seen from STS-66 shuttle Atlantis

Hurricane Florence as seen from STS-66 shuttle Atlantis

Atlantic hurricane tracking chart /

Atlantic hurricane tracking chart /

Military and civilian groups, representing several Central American countries, learn to work together and assist each other in potentially disastrous situations such as hurricanes or earthquakes

Military and civilian groups, representing several Central American countries, learn to work together and assist each other in potentially disastrous situations such as hurricanes or earthquakes

Military and civilian groups, representing several Central American countries, learn to work together and assist each other in potentially disastrous situations such as hurricanes or earthquakes

Military and civilian groups, representing several Central American countries, learn to work together and assist each other in potentially disastrous situations such as hurricanes or earthquakes

US Navy CHIEF PETTY Officer Millie Tamberg coordinates, over the phone with a customer, the requirements of deploying personnel to cover Exercise Blue Advance in Miami, Florida. Blue Advance is a simulated weather disaster to train personnel on responding to such events as hurricanes and tornados

US Navy CHIEF PETTY Officer Millie Tamberg coordinates, over the phone with a customer, the requirements of deploying personnel to cover Exercise Blue Advance in Miami, Florida. Blue Advance is a simulated weather disaster to train personnel on responding to such events as hurricanes and tornados

US Navy Photojournalist First Class (PH1) Dennis Taylor, Fleet Imaging Command, Atlantic's Sailor of the Year, handles the logistics of deploying personnel to cover Exercise Blue Advance in Miami, Florida. Blue Advance is a simulated weather disaster to train personnel on responding to such events as hurricanes and tornados

US Navy Photojournalist First Class (PH1) Dennis Taylor, Fleet Imaging Command, Atlantic's Sailor of the Year, handles the logistics of deploying personnel to cover Exercise Blue Advance in Miami, Florida. Blue Advance is a simulated weather disaster to train personnel on responding to such events as hurricanes and tornados

This high-altitude research plane, a specially equipped Dryden Flight Research Center ER-2, stops at Patrick Air Force Base long enough for visitors to get a close view. The modified U-2 aircraft, soaring above 65,000 feet, will measure the structure of hurricanes and the surrounding atmosphere that steers the storm’s movement. The plane is part of the NASA-led Atmospheric Dynamics and Remote Sensing program that includes other government weather researchers and the university community in a study of Atlantic hurricanes and tropical storms. The hurricane study, which lasts through September 1998, is part of NASA’s Earth Science enterprise to better understand the total Earth system and the effects of natural and human-induced changes on the global environment KSC-98pc913

This high-altitude research plane, a specially equipped Dryden Flight Research Center ER-2, stops at Patrick Air Force Base long enough for visitors to get a close view. The modified U-2 aircraft, soaring above 65,000 feet, will measure the structure of hurricanes and the surrounding atmosphere that steers the storm’s movement. The plane is part of the NASA-led Atmospheric Dynamics and Remote Sensing program that includes other government weather researchers and the university community in a study of Atlantic hurricanes and tropical storms. The hurricane study, which lasts through September 1998, is part of NASA’s Earth Science enterprise to better understand the total Earth system and the effects of natural and human-induced changes on the global environment KSC-98pc913

This NASA Dryden Flight Research Center DC-8, on view at Patrick Air Force Base, stands ready to pursue its goal of collecting high-altitude information about Atlantic hurricanes and tropical storms. Flying at 35,000 to 40,000 feet, the plane is equipped with instruments to measure the storm’s structure, environment and changes in intensity and tracking. The DC-8 is part of the NASA-led Atmospheric Dynamics and Remote Sensing program that includes other government weather researchers and the university community in a study of Atlantic hurricanes and tropical storms. The hurricane study, which lasts through September 1998, is part of NASA’s Earth Science enterprise to better understand the total Earth system and the effects of natural and human-induced changes on the global environment KSC-98pc912

This NASA Dryden Flight Research Center DC-8, on view at Patrick Air Force Base, stands ready to pursue its goal of collecting high-altitude information about Atlantic hurricanes and tropical storms. Flying at 35,000 to 40,000 feet, the plane is equipped with instruments to measure the storm’s structure, environment and changes in intensity and tracking. The DC-8 is part of the NASA-led Atmospheric Dynamics and Remote Sensing program that includes other government weather researchers and the university community in a study of Atlantic hurricanes and tropical storms. The hurricane study, which lasts through September 1998, is part of NASA’s Earth Science enterprise to better understand the total Earth system and the effects of natural and human-induced changes on the global environment KSC-98pc912

Inside this NASA Dryden Flight Research Center DC-8, which was on view at Patrick Air Force Base, visitors get a close-up look at the instruments that will be used to collect high-altitude information about Atlantic hurricanes and tropical storms as part of a NASA-led Atmospheric Dynamics and Remote Sensing program. The DC-8 is one of two aircraft being flown in a study through September to learn about the storms from top to bottom. The other plane, a modified U2, and the DC-8 will fly in conjunction with scheduled storm flights of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) out of MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa and the U.S. Air Force 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron from Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The hurricane study is part of NASA’s Earth Science enterprise to better understand the total Earth system and the effects of natural and human-induced changes on the global environment KSC-98pc910

Inside this NASA Dryden Flight Research Center DC-8, which was on view at Patrick Air Force Base, visitors get a close-up look at the instruments that will be used to collect high-altitude information about Atlantic hurricanes and tropical storms as part of a NASA-led Atmospheric Dynamics and Remote Sensing program. The DC-8 is one of two aircraft being flown in a study through September to learn about the storms from top to bottom. The other plane, a modified U2, and the DC-8 will fly in conjunction with scheduled storm flights of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) out of MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa and the U.S. Air Force 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron from Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The hurricane study is part of NASA’s Earth Science enterprise to better understand the total Earth system and the effects of natural and human-induced changes on the global environment KSC-98pc910

The pilot climbs into the cockpit of a high-altitude research plane, a specially equipped Dryden Flight Research Center ER-2 (a modified U-2), at Patrick Air Force Base. Soaring above 65,000 feet, the ER-2 will measure the structure of hurricanes and the surrounding atmosphere that steers the storm’s movement. The plane is part of the NASA-led Atmospheric Dynamics and Remote Sensing program that includes other government weather researchers and the university community in a study of Atlantic hurricanes and tropical storms. The hurricane study, which lasts through September 1998, is part of NASA’s Earth Science enterprise to better understand the total Earth system and the effects of natural and human-induced changes on the global environment KSC-98pc939

The pilot climbs into the cockpit of a high-altitude research plane, a specially equipped Dryden Flight Research Center ER-2 (a modified U-2), at Patrick Air Force Base. Soaring above 65,000 feet, the ER-2 will measure the structure of hurricanes and the surrounding atmosphere that steers the storm’s movement. The plane is part of the NASA-led Atmospheric Dynamics and Remote Sensing program that includes other government weather researchers and the university community in a study of Atlantic hurricanes and tropical storms. The hurricane study, which lasts through September 1998, is part of NASA’s Earth Science enterprise to better understand the total Earth system and the effects of natural and human-induced changes on the global environment KSC-98pc939

This NASA Dryden Flight Research Center DC-8 takes off from Patrick Air Force Base to pursue its goal of collecting high-altitude information about Atlantic hurricanes and tropical storms. Flying at 35,000 to 40,000 feet, the plane is equipped with instruments to measure the storm’s structure, environment and changes in intensity and tracking. The DC-8 is part of the NASA-led Atmospheric Dynamics and Remote Sensing program that includes other government weather researchers and the university community in a study of Atlantic hurricanes and tropical storms. The hurricane study, which lasts through September, is part of NASA’s Earth Science enterprise to better understand the total Earth system and the effects of natural and human-induced changes on the global environment KSC-98pc943

This NASA Dryden Flight Research Center DC-8 takes off from Patrick Air Force Base to pursue its goal of collecting high-altitude information about Atlantic hurricanes and tropical storms. Flying at 35,000 to 40,000 feet, the plane is equipped with instruments to measure the storm’s structure, environment and changes in intensity and tracking. The DC-8 is part of the NASA-led Atmospheric Dynamics and Remote Sensing program that includes other government weather researchers and the university community in a study of Atlantic hurricanes and tropical storms. The hurricane study, which lasts through September, is part of NASA’s Earth Science enterprise to better understand the total Earth system and the effects of natural and human-induced changes on the global environment KSC-98pc943

Workers put up plywood barriers on the windows of the Operations Support Building (OSB) as part of a precautionary plan in the event that Hurricane Georges threatens Central Florida. In light of the unpredictable nature of hurricanes, the decision was made to minimize risk and provide protection to KSC personnel and to the Space Shuttle national asset. The Vehicle Assembly Building is reflected (left) in the uncovered windows of the OSB KSC-98pc1129

Workers put up plywood barriers on the windows of the Operations Support Building (OSB) as part of a precautionary plan in the event that Hurricane Georges threatens Central Florida. In light of the unpredictable nature of hurricanes, the decision was made to minimize risk and provide protection to KSC personnel and to the Space Shuttle national asset. The Vehicle Assembly Building is reflected (left) in the uncovered windows of the OSB KSC-98pc1129

[Hurricane Floyd & Irene] Washington, DC, 9/15/99 -- Vice President Al Gore and Federal Emergency Management Agency Director, James Lee Witt, teleconference with South Carolina Governor Jim Hodges and numerous federal agencies to discuss field operations and preparations for Hurricane Floyd. Photo by: Ty Harrington / FEMA News Photo *note, this is a higher resolution version of photo ID # 480

[Hurricane Floyd & Irene] Washington, DC,  9/15/99  -- Vice President Al Gore and Federal Emergency Management Agency Director, James Lee Witt, teleconference with South Carolina Governor Jim Hodges and numerous federal agencies to discuss field operations and preparations for Hurricane Floyd.  Photo by:  Ty Harrington / FEMA News Photo    *note, this is a higher resolution version of photo ID # 480

[Hurricane Floyd & Irene] Washington, DC, September 19, 1999 -- FEMA Director James Lee Witt looks on as Vice President Al Gore emphasizes the federal government's commitment to assist the States threatened by Hurricane Floyd. Photo by Greg Mathieson/ FEMA News Photo **note, this is a higher resolution copy of ID #735

[Hurricane Floyd & Irene] Washington, DC, September 19, 1999  -- FEMA Director James Lee Witt looks on as Vice President Al Gore emphasizes the federal government's commitment to assist the States threatened by Hurricane Floyd. Photo by Greg Mathieson/ FEMA News Photo    **note, this is a higher resolution copy of ID #735

[Hurricane Floyd] BOUND BROOK, N.J., September 22, 1999 -- FEMA Community Relations worker Nora Parino talks with a young flood victim Marisa Cobb in Bound Brook, N.J. Photo by Andrea Booher/FEMA News Photo *note - higher resolution copy of ID#369

[Hurricane Floyd] BOUND BROOK, N.J., September 22, 1999 -- FEMA Community Relations worker Nora Parino talks with a young flood victim Marisa Cobb in Bound Brook, N.J. Photo by Andrea Booher/FEMA News Photo    *note - higher resolution copy of ID#369

[Hurricane Ike] Houston, TX, September 20, 2008 -- FEMA Public Information Officer Alberto Pillot is interviewed by KXLN-TV, a Spanish station, at the Mobile Disaster Recovery Center on Chimney Rock Road. FEMA has many Spanish translators at its DRCs to accommodate the large Hispanic population affected by Hurricane Ike. Photo by Greg Henshall / FEMA

[Hurricane Ike] Houston, TX, September 20, 2008 -- FEMA Public Information Officer Alberto Pillot is interviewed by KXLN-TV, a Spanish station, at the Mobile Disaster Recovery Center on Chimney Rock Road.  FEMA has many Spanish translators at its DRCs to accommodate the large Hispanic population affected by Hurricane Ike.  Photo by Greg Henshall / FEMA

[Hurricane Ike] Houston, TX, September 20, 2008 -- Hurricane Ike broke tree limbs, tree branches, and whole trees on to power lines, leaving much of Houston without electricity. FEMA has funded dozens companies - such as this one from South Carolina - to clear power lines so electrical crews can restore power. Photo by Greg Henshall / FEMA

[Hurricane Ike] Houston, TX, September 20, 2008 --  Hurricane Ike broke tree limbs, tree branches, and whole trees on to power lines, leaving much of Houston without electricity.  FEMA has funded dozens companies - such as this one from South Carolina - to clear power lines so electrical crews can restore power.  Photo by Greg Henshall / FEMA

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- This 30-second timed exposure captures the bright lights around the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) plus the equally bright moon (upper right) as Space Shuttle Atlantis (far left) rolls out of the east side bay 1. The Launch Control Center sits between the Shuttle and the VAB. The full stack of Shuttle, solid rocket boosters and external tank are taking part in a fit check for the newly renovated crawlerway and high bay 2, which is on the west side. The major modifications to the crawlerway and VAB provide Shuttle flight hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms. Atlantis began moving out of VAB high bay 1 at 2:59 a.m. EDT. After the successful Safe Haven fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC00pp1127

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- This 30-second timed exposure captures the bright lights around the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) plus the equally bright moon (upper right) as Space Shuttle Atlantis (far left) rolls out of the east side bay 1.  The Launch Control Center sits between the Shuttle and the VAB.  The full stack of Shuttle, solid rocket boosters and external tank are taking part in a fit check for the newly renovated crawlerway and high bay 2, which is on the west side.  The major modifications to the crawlerway and VAB provide Shuttle flight hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms.  Atlantis began moving out of VAB high bay 1 at 2:59 a.m. EDT.  After the successful Safe Haven fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC00pp1127

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- This 30-second timed exposure captures the bright lights around the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) plus the equally bright moon (upper right) as Space Shuttle Atlantis (far left) rolls out of the east side bay 1. The Launch Control Center sits between the Shuttle and the VAB. The full stack of Shuttle, solid rocket boosters and external tank are taking part in a fit check for the newly renovated crawlerway and high bay 2, which is on the west side. The major modifications to the crawlerway and VAB provide Shuttle flight hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms. Atlantis began moving out of VAB high bay 1 at 2:59 a.m. EDT. After the successful Safe Haven fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC-00pp1127

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- This 30-second timed exposure captures the bright lights around the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) plus the equally bright moon (upper right) as Space Shuttle Atlantis (far left) rolls out of the east side bay 1.  The Launch Control Center sits between the Shuttle and the VAB.  The full stack of Shuttle, solid rocket boosters and external tank are taking part in a fit check for the newly renovated crawlerway and high bay 2, which is on the west side.  The major modifications to the crawlerway and VAB provide Shuttle flight hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms.  Atlantis began moving out of VAB high bay 1 at 2:59 a.m. EDT.  After the successful Safe Haven fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC-00pp1127

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Just after sunup, Shuttle Atlantis sits outside the Vehicle Assembly Building's (VAB) high bay 2 on the building's west side after completing a fit check. This is the first time in Space Shuttle history that a fully stacked Shuttle is being moved into the space. The VAB and nearby rock-paved crawlerway have recently undergone major modifications to provide Shuttle fliglht hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms. Atlantis, the twin solid rocket boosters and external tank begain moving out of VAB high bay 1 on the east side at 2:59 a.m. EDT. The 6-million pound crawler transporter carried the Mobile Launcher Platform and Space Shuttle around the north side of the VAB and into high bay 2. After the successful "Safe Haven" fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC00pp1111

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Just after sunup, Shuttle Atlantis sits outside the Vehicle Assembly Building's (VAB) high bay 2 on the building's west side after completing a fit check.  This is the first time in Space Shuttle history that a fully stacked Shuttle is being moved into the space. The VAB and nearby rock-paved crawlerway have recently undergone major modifications to provide Shuttle fliglht hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms.  Atlantis, the twin solid rocket boosters and external tank begain moving out of VAB high bay 1 on the east side at 2:59 a.m. EDT.  The 6-million pound crawler transporter carried the Mobile Launcher Platform and Space Shuttle around the north side of the VAB and into high bay 2.  After the successful "Safe Haven" fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC00pp1111

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Shuttle Atlantis, with twin solid rocket boosters and external tank atop the Mobile Launcher Platform and crawler-transorter, inches toward high bay 2, on the west side, in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). For the first time in Space Shuttle history, a fully stacked Shuttle is moving into the bay. The VAB and nearby rock-paved crawlerway have recently undergone major modifications to provide Shuttle fliglht hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms. Atlantis begain moving out of VAB high bay 1 on the east side at 2:59 a.m. EDT. After the successful "Safe Haven" fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC-00pp1114

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Shuttle Atlantis, with twin solid rocket boosters and external tank atop the Mobile Launcher Platform and crawler-transorter, inches toward high bay 2, on the west side, in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB).  For the first time in Space Shuttle history, a fully stacked Shuttle is moving into the bay. The VAB and nearby rock-paved crawlerway have recently undergone major modifications to provide Shuttle fliglht hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms.  Atlantis begain moving out of VAB high bay 1 on the east side at 2:59 a.m. EDT.  After the successful "Safe Haven" fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC-00pp1114

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- For the first time in Space Shuttle history, a fully stacked Shuttle - Atlantis - moves into high bay 2, on the west side of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). The VAB and nearby rock-paved crawlerway have recently undergone major modifications to provide Shuttle fliglht hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms. Atlantis begain moving out of VAB high bay 1 on the east side at 2:59 a.m. EDT. After the successful "Safe Haven" fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC00pp1115

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- For the first time in Space Shuttle history, a fully stacked Shuttle -  Atlantis -  moves into high bay 2, on the west side of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB).   The VAB and nearby rock-paved crawlerway have recently undergone major modifications to provide Shuttle fliglht hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms.  Atlantis begain moving out of VAB high bay 1 on the east side at 2:59 a.m. EDT.  After the successful "Safe Haven" fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC00pp1115

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The sun is rising over the Atlantic Ocean (right) as Shuttle Atlantis sits outside the Vehicle Assembly Building's (VAB) high bay 2 on the building's west side after completing a fit check. This is the first time in Space Shuttle history that a fully stacked Shuttle has been moved into the space. The VAB and nearby rock-paved crawlerway have recently undergone major modifications to provide Shuttle fliglht hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms. Atlantis, the twin solid rocket boosters and external tank begain moving out of VAB high bay 1 on the east side at 2:59 a.m. EDT. The 6-million pound crawler transporter carried the Mobile Launcher Platform and Space Shuttle around the north side of the VAB and into high bay 2. After the successful "Safe Haven" fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC00pp1112

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The sun is rising over the Atlantic Ocean (right) as Shuttle Atlantis sits outside the Vehicle Assembly Building's (VAB) high bay 2 on the building's west side after completing a fit check.  This is the first time in Space Shuttle history that a fully stacked Shuttle has been moved into the space. The VAB and nearby rock-paved crawlerway have recently undergone major modifications to provide Shuttle fliglht hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms.  Atlantis, the twin solid rocket boosters and external tank begain moving out of VAB high bay 1 on the east side at 2:59 a.m. EDT.  The 6-million pound crawler transporter carried the Mobile Launcher Platform and Space Shuttle around the north side of the VAB and into high bay 2.  After the successful "Safe Haven" fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC00pp1112

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Shuttle Atlantis, with twin solid rocket boosters and external tank atop the Mobile Launcher Platform and crawler-transorter, inches toward high bay 2, on the west side, in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). For the first time in Space Shuttle history, a fully stacked Shuttle is moving into the bay. The VAB and nearby rock-paved crawlerway have recently undergone major modifications to provide Shuttle fliglht hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms. Atlantis begain moving out of VAB high bay 1 on the east side at 2:59 a.m. EDT. After the successful "Safe Haven" fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC00pp1114

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Shuttle Atlantis, with twin solid rocket boosters and external tank atop the Mobile Launcher Platform and crawler-transorter, inches toward high bay 2, on the west side, in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB).  For the first time in Space Shuttle history, a fully stacked Shuttle is moving into the bay. The VAB and nearby rock-paved crawlerway have recently undergone major modifications to provide Shuttle fliglht hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms.  Atlantis begain moving out of VAB high bay 1 on the east side at 2:59 a.m. EDT.  After the successful "Safe Haven" fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC00pp1114

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- For the first time in Space Shuttle history, a fully stacked Shuttle - Atlantis - is rolling into the Vehicle Assembly Building's (VAB) high bay 2 on the building's west side. The VAB and nearby rock-paved crawlerway have recently undergone major modifications to provide Shuttle fliglht hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms. Atlantis, the twin solid rocket boosters and external tank begain moving out of VAB high bay 1 on the east side at 2:59 a.m. EDT. The 6-million pound crawler transporter carried the Mobile Launcher Platform and Space Shuttle around the north side of the VAB and into high bay 2. After the successful "Safe Haven" fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC00pp1110

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- For the first time in Space Shuttle history, a fully stacked Shuttle - Atlantis - is rolling into the Vehicle Assembly Building's (VAB) high bay 2 on the building's west side.  The VAB and nearby rock-paved crawlerway have recently undergone major modifications to provide Shuttle fliglht hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms.  Atlantis, the twin solid rocket boosters and external tank begain moving out of VAB high bay 1 on the east side at 2:59 a.m. EDT.  The 6-million pound crawler transporter carried the Mobile Launcher Platform and Space Shuttle around the north side of the VAB and into high bay 2.  After the successful "Safe Haven" fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC00pp1110

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Shuttle Atlantis, with twin solid rocket boosters and external tank atop the Mobile Launcher Platform and crawler-transorter, moves in the predawn hours into high bay 2 in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). For the first time in Space Shuttle history, a fully stacked Shuttle is rolling around the north side of the VAB into high bay 2 on the building's west side. The VAB and nearby rock-paved crawlerway have recently undergone major modifications to provide Shuttle fliglht hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms. Atlantis, the twin solid rocket boosters and external tank begain moving out of VAB high bay 1 on the east side at 2:59 a.m. EDT. After the successful "Safe Haven" fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC00pp1113

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Shuttle Atlantis, with twin solid rocket boosters and external tank atop the Mobile Launcher Platform and crawler-transorter, moves in the predawn hours into high bay 2 in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB).  For the first time in Space Shuttle history, a fully stacked Shuttle is rolling around the north side of the VAB into high bay 2 on the building's west side. The VAB and nearby rock-paved crawlerway have recently undergone major modifications to provide Shuttle fliglht hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms.  Atlantis, the twin solid rocket boosters and external tank begain moving out of VAB high bay 1 on the east side at 2:59 a.m. EDT.  After the successful "Safe Haven" fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC00pp1113

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- For the first time in Space Shuttle history, a fully stacked Shuttle - Atlantis - is rolling into the Vehicle Assembly Building's (VAB) high bay 2 on the building's west side. The VAB and nearby rock-paved crawlerway have recently undergone major modifications to provide Shuttle fliglht hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms. Atlantis, the twin solid rocket boosters and external tank begain moving out of VAB high bay 1 on the east side at 2:59 a.m. EDT. The 6-million pound crawler transporter carried the Mobile Launcher Platform and Space Shuttle around the north side of the VAB and into high bay 2. After the successful "Safe Haven" fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC-00pp1110

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- For the first time in Space Shuttle history, a fully stacked Shuttle - Atlantis - is rolling into the Vehicle Assembly Building's (VAB) high bay 2 on the building's west side.  The VAB and nearby rock-paved crawlerway have recently undergone major modifications to provide Shuttle fliglht hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms.  Atlantis, the twin solid rocket boosters and external tank begain moving out of VAB high bay 1 on the east side at 2:59 a.m. EDT.  The 6-million pound crawler transporter carried the Mobile Launcher Platform and Space Shuttle around the north side of the VAB and into high bay 2.  After the successful "Safe Haven" fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC-00pp1110

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- For the first time in Space Shuttle history, a fully stacked Shuttle - Atlantis - moves into high bay 2, on the west side of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). The VAB and nearby rock-paved crawlerway have recently undergone major modifications to provide Shuttle fliglht hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms. Atlantis begain moving out of VAB high bay 1 on the east side at 2:59 a.m. EDT. After the successful "Safe Haven" fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC-00pp1115

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- For the first time in Space Shuttle history, a fully stacked Shuttle -  Atlantis -  moves into high bay 2, on the west side of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB).   The VAB and nearby rock-paved crawlerway have recently undergone major modifications to provide Shuttle fliglht hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms.  Atlantis begain moving out of VAB high bay 1 on the east side at 2:59 a.m. EDT.  After the successful "Safe Haven" fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC-00pp1115

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The sun is rising over the Atlantic Ocean (right) as Shuttle Atlantis sits outside the Vehicle Assembly Building's (VAB) high bay 2 on the building's west side after completing a fit check. This is the first time in Space Shuttle history that a fully stacked Shuttle has been moved into the space. The VAB and nearby rock-paved crawlerway have recently undergone major modifications to provide Shuttle fliglht hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms. Atlantis, the twin solid rocket boosters and external tank begain moving out of VAB high bay 1 on the east side at 2:59 a.m. EDT. The 6-million pound crawler transporter carried the Mobile Launcher Platform and Space Shuttle around the north side of the VAB and into high bay 2. After the successful "Safe Haven" fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC-00pp1112

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The sun is rising over the Atlantic Ocean (right) as Shuttle Atlantis sits outside the Vehicle Assembly Building's (VAB) high bay 2 on the building's west side after completing a fit check.  This is the first time in Space Shuttle history that a fully stacked Shuttle has been moved into the space. The VAB and nearby rock-paved crawlerway have recently undergone major modifications to provide Shuttle fliglht hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms.  Atlantis, the twin solid rocket boosters and external tank begain moving out of VAB high bay 1 on the east side at 2:59 a.m. EDT.  The 6-million pound crawler transporter carried the Mobile Launcher Platform and Space Shuttle around the north side of the VAB and into high bay 2.  After the successful "Safe Haven" fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC-00pp1112

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At 6:30 a.m. EDT an aerial view captures a first in Space Shuttle history: a fully stacked Shuttle - Atlantis - is rolling into the Vehicle Assembly Building's (VAB) high bay 2 on the building's west side (center of photo). The VAB and nearby rock-paved crawlerway (circling to the left) have recently undergone major modifications to provide Shuttle fliglht hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms. Atlantis, the twin solid rocket boosters and external tank begain moving out of VAB high bay 1 on the east side at 2:59 a.m. EDT. The 6-million pound crawler transporter carried the Mobile Launcher Platform and Space Shuttle around the north side of the VAB and into high bay 2. To the right of the VAB is the turn basin. In the background can be seen both Launch Pads with the Atlantic Ocean behind them. After the successful "Safe Haven" fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC00pp1109

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At 6:30 a.m. EDT an aerial view captures a first in Space Shuttle history: a fully stacked Shuttle - Atlantis - is rolling into the Vehicle Assembly Building's (VAB) high bay 2 on the building's west side (center of photo).  The VAB and nearby rock-paved crawlerway (circling to the left) have recently undergone major modifications to provide Shuttle fliglht hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms.  Atlantis, the twin solid rocket boosters and external tank begain moving out of VAB high bay 1 on the east side at 2:59 a.m. EDT.  The 6-million pound crawler transporter carried the Mobile Launcher Platform and Space Shuttle around the north side of the VAB and into high bay 2.  To the right of the VAB is the turn basin.  In the background can be seen both Launch Pads with the Atlantic Ocean behind them.  After the successful "Safe Haven" fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC00pp1109

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At 6:30 a.m. EDT an aerial view captures a first in Space Shuttle history: a fully stacked Shuttle - Atlantis - is rolling into the Vehicle Assembly Building's (VAB) high bay 2 on the building's west side (center of photo). The VAB and nearby rock-paved crawlerway (circling to the left) have recently undergone major modifications to provide Shuttle fliglht hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms. Atlantis, the twin solid rocket boosters and external tank begain moving out of VAB high bay 1 on the east side at 2:59 a.m. EDT. The 6-million pound crawler transporter carried the Mobile Launcher Platform and Space Shuttle around the north side of the VAB and into high bay 2. To the right of the VAB is the turn basin. In the background can be seen both Launch Pads with the Atlantic Ocean behind them. After the successful "Safe Haven" fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC-00pp1109

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At 6:30 a.m. EDT an aerial view captures a first in Space Shuttle history: a fully stacked Shuttle - Atlantis - is rolling into the Vehicle Assembly Building's (VAB) high bay 2 on the building's west side (center of photo).  The VAB and nearby rock-paved crawlerway (circling to the left) have recently undergone major modifications to provide Shuttle fliglht hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms.  Atlantis, the twin solid rocket boosters and external tank begain moving out of VAB high bay 1 on the east side at 2:59 a.m. EDT.  The 6-million pound crawler transporter carried the Mobile Launcher Platform and Space Shuttle around the north side of the VAB and into high bay 2.  To the right of the VAB is the turn basin.  In the background can be seen both Launch Pads with the Atlantic Ocean behind them.  After the successful "Safe Haven" fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC-00pp1109

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Shuttle Atlantis, with twin solid rocket boosters and external tank atop the Mobile Launcher Platform and crawler-transorter, moves in the predawn hours into high bay 2 in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). For the first time in Space Shuttle history, a fully stacked Shuttle is rolling around the north side of the VAB into high bay 2 on the building's west side. The VAB and nearby rock-paved crawlerway have recently undergone major modifications to provide Shuttle fliglht hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms. Atlantis, the twin solid rocket boosters and external tank begain moving out of VAB high bay 1 on the east side at 2:59 a.m. EDT. After the successful "Safe Haven" fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC-00pp1113

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Shuttle Atlantis, with twin solid rocket boosters and external tank atop the Mobile Launcher Platform and crawler-transorter, moves in the predawn hours into high bay 2 in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB).  For the first time in Space Shuttle history, a fully stacked Shuttle is rolling around the north side of the VAB into high bay 2 on the building's west side. The VAB and nearby rock-paved crawlerway have recently undergone major modifications to provide Shuttle fliglht hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms.  Atlantis, the twin solid rocket boosters and external tank begain moving out of VAB high bay 1 on the east side at 2:59 a.m. EDT.  After the successful "Safe Haven" fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC-00pp1113

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Just after sunup, Shuttle Atlantis sits outside the Vehicle Assembly Building's (VAB) high bay 2 on the building's west side after completing a fit check. This is the first time in Space Shuttle history that a fully stacked Shuttle is being moved into the space. The VAB and nearby rock-paved crawlerway have recently undergone major modifications to provide Shuttle fliglht hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms. Atlantis, the twin solid rocket boosters and external tank begain moving out of VAB high bay 1 on the east side at 2:59 a.m. EDT. The 6-million pound crawler transporter carried the Mobile Launcher Platform and Space Shuttle around the north side of the VAB and into high bay 2. After the successful "Safe Haven" fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC-00pp1111

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Just after sunup, Shuttle Atlantis sits outside the Vehicle Assembly Building's (VAB) high bay 2 on the building's west side after completing a fit check.  This is the first time in Space Shuttle history that a fully stacked Shuttle is being moved into the space. The VAB and nearby rock-paved crawlerway have recently undergone major modifications to provide Shuttle fliglht hardware more storage space and protection - "Safe Haven" - from hurricanes or tropical storms.  Atlantis, the twin solid rocket boosters and external tank begain moving out of VAB high bay 1 on the east side at 2:59 a.m. EDT.  The 6-million pound crawler transporter carried the Mobile Launcher Platform and Space Shuttle around the north side of the VAB and into high bay 2.  After the successful "Safe Haven" fit check, Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B in preparation for the STS-106 launch on Sept. 8. KSC-00pp1111

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, January 1, 2003 -- Colorado Task Force 1 Hazardous Materials Technician Jeff Meyers carries an infant to safety after being discovered floating on a furniture cushion inside of a house where the parents were incapacitated. COTF1 also evacuated the infants parents to safety. University Division, New Orleans. Photo by COTF1

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, January 1, 2003 -- Colorado Task Force 1 Hazardous Materials Technician Jeff Meyers carries an infant to safety after being discovered floating on a furniture cushion inside of a house where the parents were incapacitated. COTF1 also evacuated the infants parents to safety. University Division, New Orleans.  Photo by COTF1