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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello is lifted from its stand in the Space Station Processing Facility to move to another work stand.  Raffaello is the second MPLM built by the Italian Space Agency, serving as a reusable logistics carrier and primary delivery system to resupply and return station cargo requiring a pressurized environment.  It is being moved to allow the third MPLM, Donatello, to be brought in for routine testing.  Donatello has been stored in the Operations and Checkout Building.  This is the first time all three MPLMs are in the SSPF; the other one is the Leonardo.  Raffaello is scheduled to fly on Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-114.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffae...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello is lifted from its stand in the Space Station Processing Facility to move to another work stand. Raffaello is the second MPLM built by ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A worker on the floor watches as the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello moves toward another work stand in the Space Station Processing Facility.  Raffaello is the second MPLM built by the Italian Space Agency, serving as a reusable logistics carrier and primary delivery system to resupply and return station cargo requiring a pressurized environment.  It has been moved across the floor to allow the third MPLM, Donatello, to be brought in for routine testing.  Donatello has been stored in the Operations and Checkout Building.  This is the first time all three MPLMs are in the SSPF; the other one is the Leonardo.  Raffaello is scheduled to fly on Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-114.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A worker on the floor watches as the Mult...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A worker on the floor watches as the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello moves toward another work stand in the Space Station Processing Facility. Raffaello is the second MPLM... More

S122E011893 - STS-122 - Earth Observations taken by STS-122 Crewmember

S122E011893 - STS-122 - Earth Observations taken by STS-122 Crewmember

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken by an STS-122 crewmember aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE), STS-122 Date Take... More

STS104-724-049 - STS-104 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-104 crew

STS104-724-049 - STS-104 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-104 crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observation taken by the STS-104 crew from the space shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: Earth Observations (From Space), STS-104 Date Taken: 7/20/... More

STS112-341-009 - STS-112 - Earth observations taken by the STS-112 crew

STS112-341-009 - STS-112 - Earth observations taken by the STS-112 cre...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken by the STS-112 crew aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: Atlantis (Orbiter), Earth Observations (From Space), STS... More

S129E005659 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

S129E005659 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor Inspection System) Digital Camera (IDC) survey test imagery for the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104... More

S132E010442 - STS-132 - IDC Survey Test taken during STS-132 mission

S132E010442 - STS-132 - IDC Survey Test taken during STS-132 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Integrated Sensor Inspection System Digital Camera (IDC) survey test taken during STS-132 mission, aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis. Subject Term... More

S129E005312 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

S129E005312 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor Inspection System) Digital Camera (IDC) survey test imagery for the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104... More

S112E06060 - STS-112 - Earth Observations taken by the STS-112 crew

S112E06060 - STS-112 - Earth Observations taken by the STS-112 crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken by the STS-112 crew aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis while docked with the International Space Station (ISS). Subject Terms: ... More

S129E011159 - STS-129 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-129 Crew

S129E011159 - STS-129 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-129 Crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken by the STS-129 crew aboard the space shuttle Atlantis. A Service Module (SM)/Zvezda solar array is also visible. Subject Term... More

S125E012142 - STS-125 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-125 Crew

S125E012142 - STS-125 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-125 Crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken by the STS-125 crew aboard the space shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: STS-125, Earth Observations (From Space) Date Taken: 5/... More

S115E07013 - STS-115 - Earth Observations taken by STS-115 crewmember

S115E07013 - STS-115 - Earth Observations taken by STS-115 crewmember

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth Observations taken by STS-115 crewmember on STS-115 Space Shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: STS-115, Earth Observations (From Space) Date Taken: ... More

S122E006403 - STS-122 - Earth Observations taken by STS-122 Crewmember.

S122E006403 - STS-122 - Earth Observations taken by STS-122 Crewmember...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken by an STS-122 crewmember aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE), STS-122 Date Take... More

STS112-703-149 - STS-112 - Earth Observations taken by the STS-112 crew

STS112-703-149 - STS-112 - Earth Observations taken by the STS-112 cre...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth Observations taken by the STS-112 crew aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: Atlantis (Orbiter), Earth Observations (From Space), STS... More

STS098-714A-013 - STS-098 - Earth observations taken during STS-98 mission

STS098-714A-013 - STS-098 - Earth observations taken during STS-98 mis...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-98 mission from the space shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: STS-98, ATLANTIS (ORBITER), EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM... More

STS104-726-027 - STS-104 - Istanbul, Turkey taken by the STS-104 crew

STS104-726-027 - STS-104 - Istanbul, Turkey taken by the STS-104 crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Istanbul, Turkey taken by the STS-104 crew from the space shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: Earth Observations (From Space), STS-104 Date Taken... More

STS098-717-000C - STS-098 - Earth observation taken during STS-98 mission

STS098-717-000C - STS-098 - Earth observation taken during STS-98 miss...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observation taken during the STS-98 mission from the space shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: STS-98, ATLANTIS (ORBITER), EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM ... More

S125E006058 - STS-125 - Space Shuttle Atlantis OMS Pod Survey

S125E006058 - STS-125 - Space Shuttle Atlantis OMS Pod Survey

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the starboard (STBD) side Orbital Maneuvering System (OMS) pod on the space shuttle Atlantis taken during an OMS pod survey by the STS-125 crew.... More

S125E007164 - STS-125 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-125 Crew

S125E007164 - STS-125 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-125 Crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken by the STS-125 crew aboard the space shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: STS-125, Earth Observations (From Space) Date Taken: 5/... More

S112E05447 - STS-112 - Earth Observations taken by the STS-112 crew

S112E05447 - STS-112 - Earth Observations taken by the STS-112 crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken by the STS-112 crew aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis while docked with the International Space Station (ISS). Subject Terms: ... More

S122E005275 - STS-122 - IDC Survey Images during STS-122.

S122E005275 - STS-122 - IDC Survey Images during STS-122.

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Image of Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, taken by the Integrated Sensor Inspection System (ISIS) Digital Camera (IDC). The IDC is part of the Orbit... More

S115E07366 - STS-115 - Earth Observations taken by STS-115 crewmember

S115E07366 - STS-115 - Earth Observations taken by STS-115 crewmember

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth Observations taken by STS-115 crewmember aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis. Date Taken: 9/19/2006 Categories: Earth Observations Interior_Exterior:... More

S122E011535 - STS-122 - Earth Observations taken by STS-122 Crewmember.

S122E011535 - STS-122 - Earth Observations taken by STS-122 Crewmember...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth horizon observations taken by an STS-122 crewmember aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Views of aurora. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM S... More

S129E010254 - STS-129 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-129 Crew

S129E010254 - STS-129 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-129 Crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken by the STS-129 crew aboard the space shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: STS-129, Earth Observations (From Space) Date Taken: 11... More

S129E008623 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

S129E008623 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor Inspection System) Digital Camera (IDC) survey test imagery for the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104... More

STS112-718-051 - STS-112 - Earth observations taken by the STS-112 crew

STS112-718-051 - STS-112 - Earth observations taken by the STS-112 cre...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken by the STS-112 crew aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: Atlantis (Orbiter), Earth Observations (From Space), STS... More

S129E011436 - STS-129 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-129 Crew

S129E011436 - STS-129 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-129 Crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken by the STS-129 crew aboard the space shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: STS-129, Earth Observations (From Space) Date Taken: 11... More

S122E010846 - STS-122 - IDC Survey Images during STS-122.

S122E010846 - STS-122 - IDC Survey Images during STS-122.

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Late inspection image of Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, taken by the Integrated Sensor Inspection System (ISIS) Digital Camera (IDC) after undockin... More

S129E008642 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

S129E008642 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor Inspection System) Digital Camera (IDC) survey test imagery for the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104... More

STS112-371-010 - STS-112 - Earth observations taken by the STS-112 crew

STS112-371-010 - STS-112 - Earth observations taken by the STS-112 cre...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken by the STS-112 crew aboar the space shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: Atlantis (Orbiter), Earth Observations (From Space), STS-... More

S129E008580 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

S129E008580 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor Inspection System) Digital Camera (IDC) survey test imagery for the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104... More

STS112-709-085 - STS-112 - Earth Observations taken by the STS-112 crew

STS112-709-085 - STS-112 - Earth Observations taken by the STS-112 cre...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth Observations taken by the STS-112 crew aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: Atlantis (Orbiter), Earth Observations (From Space), STS... More

S122E012179 - STS-122 - Earth Observations taken by STS-122 Crewmember.

S122E012179 - STS-122 - Earth Observations taken by STS-122 Crewmember...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken by an STS-122 crewmember aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE), STS-122 Date Take... More

STS112-337-012 - STS-112 - Earth observations taken by the STS-112 crew

STS112-337-012 - STS-112 - Earth observations taken by the STS-112 cre...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken by the STS-112 crew aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: Atlantis (Orbiter), Earth Observations (From Space), STS... More

S129E010217 - STS-129 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-129 Crew

S129E010217 - STS-129 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-129 Crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken by the STS-129 crew aboard the space shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: STS-129, Earth Observations (From Space) Date Taken: 11... More

STS104-710-073 - STS-104 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-104 crew

STS104-710-073 - STS-104 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-104 crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observation taken by the STS-104 crew from the space shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: Earth Observations (From Space), STS-104 Date Taken: 7/23/... More

STS098-717-059 - STS-098 - Earth observations taken during STS-98 mission

STS098-717-059 - STS-098 - Earth observations taken during STS-98 miss...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-98 mission from the space shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: STS-98, ATLANTIS (ORBITER), EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM... More

STS112-705-009 - STS-112 - Earth observations taken by the STS-112 crew

STS112-705-009 - STS-112 - Earth observations taken by the STS-112 cre...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken by the STS-112 crew aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Portions of the International Space Station (ISS) also appear in the fra... More

STS104-720-076 - STS-104 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-104 crew

STS104-720-076 - STS-104 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-104 crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observation taken by the STS-104 crew from the space shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: Earth Observations (From Space), STS-104 Date Taken: 7/17/... More

STS112-709-070 - STS-112 - Earth Observations taken by the STS-112 crew

STS112-709-070 - STS-112 - Earth Observations taken by the STS-112 cre...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth Observations taken by the STS-112 crew aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: Atlantis (Orbiter), Earth Observations (From Space), STS... More

STS098-714A-037 - STS-098 - Earth observations taken during STS-98 mission

STS098-714A-037 - STS-098 - Earth observations taken during STS-98 mis...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-98 mission from the space shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: STS-98, ATLANTIS (ORBITER), EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM... More

S132E010567 - STS-132 - IDC Survey Test taken during STS-132 mission

S132E010567 - STS-132 - IDC Survey Test taken during STS-132 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Integrated Sensor Inspection System Digital Camera (IDC) survey test taken during STS-132 mission, aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis. Subject Term... More

STS104-708-019 - STS-104 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-104 crew

STS104-708-019 - STS-104 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-104 crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observation taken by the STS-104 crew from the space shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: Earth Observations (From Space), STS-104 Date Taken: 7/18/... More

S129E005384 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

S129E005384 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor Inspection System) Digital Camera (IDC) survey test imagery for the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104... More

S129E010690 - STS-129 - Lunar Observation taken by the STS-129 Crew

S129E010690 - STS-129 - Lunar Observation taken by the STS-129 Crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Lunar observations taken by the STS-129 crew aboard the space shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: STS-129, Moon Date Taken: 11/27/2009 Categories: Lunar... More

S122E005488 - STS-122 - IDC Survey Images during STS-122.

S122E005488 - STS-122 - IDC Survey Images during STS-122.

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Image of Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, taken by the Integrated Sensor Inspection System (ISIS) Digital Camera (IDC). The IDC is part of the Orbit... More

S129E008520 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

S129E008520 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor Inspection System) Digital Camera (IDC) survey test imagery for the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104... More

S122E005472 - STS-122 - IDC Survey Images during STS-122.

S122E005472 - STS-122 - IDC Survey Images during STS-122.

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Image of Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, taken by the Integrated Sensor Inspection System (ISIS) Digital Camera (IDC). The IDC is part of the Orbit... More

STS101-709-058 - STS-101 - Earth observations taken during the STS-101 mission

STS101-709-058 - STS-101 - Earth observations taken during the STS-101...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-101 mission from the space shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) STS-101 Date Taken... More

STS101-718-092 - STS-101 - Earth observations taken during the STS-101 mission

STS101-718-092 - STS-101 - Earth observations taken during the STS-101...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-101 mission from the space shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) STS-101 Categories... More

S132E010731 - STS-132 - IDC Survey Test taken during STS-132 mission

S132E010731 - STS-132 - IDC Survey Test taken during STS-132 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Integrated Sensor Inspection System Digital Camera (IDC) survey test taken during STS-132 mission, aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis. Subject Term... More

S129E009096 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

S129E009096 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor Inspection System) Digital Camera (IDC) survey test imagery for the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104... More

STS101-721-034 - STS-101 - Earth observations taken during the STS-101 mission

STS101-721-034 - STS-101 - Earth observations taken during the STS-101...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-101 mission from the space shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) STS-101 Date Taken... More

STS112-707-059 - STS-112 - Earth Observations taken by the STS-112 crew

STS112-707-059 - STS-112 - Earth Observations taken by the STS-112 cre...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth Observations taken by the STS-112 crew aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: Atlantis (Orbiter), Earth Observations (From Space), STS... More

STS101-707-073 - STS-101 - Earth observations taken during STS-101 mission

STS101-707-073 - STS-101 - Earth observations taken during STS-101 mis...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-101 mission from the space shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) STS-101 Date Taken... More

S125E005167 - STS-125 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-125 Crew

S125E005167 - STS-125 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-125 Crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken by the STS-125 crew aboard the space shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: STS-125, Earth Observations (From Space) Date Taken: 5/... More

S132E010378 - STS-132 - IDC Survey Test taken during STS-132 mission

S132E010378 - STS-132 - IDC Survey Test taken during STS-132 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Integrated Sensor Inspection System Digital Camera (IDC) survey test taken during STS-132 mission, aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis. Subject Term... More

S122E005708 - STS-122 - IDC Survey Images during STS-122.

S122E005708 - STS-122 - IDC Survey Images during STS-122.

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Image of Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, taken by the Integrated Sensor Inspection System (ISIS) Digital Camera (IDC). The IDC is part of the Orbit... More

S129E010229 - STS-129 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-129 Crew

S129E010229 - STS-129 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-129 Crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken by the STS-129 crew aboard the space shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: STS-129, Earth Observations (From Space) Date Taken: 11... More

STS104-714-056 - STS-104 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-104 crew

STS104-714-056 - STS-104 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-104 crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observation taken by the STS-104 crew from the space shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: Earth Observations (From Space), STS-104 Date Taken: 7/23/... More

STS101-710-040 - STS-101 - Earth observations taken during the STS-101 mission

STS101-710-040 - STS-101 - Earth observations taken during the STS-101...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-101 mission from the space shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) STS-101 Date Taken... More

S132E010973 - STS-132 - IDC Survey Test taken during STS-132 mission

S132E010973 - STS-132 - IDC Survey Test taken during STS-132 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Integrated Sensor Inspection System Digital Camera (IDC) survey test taken during STS-132 mission, aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis. Subject Term... More

S122E006124 - STS-122 - IDC Survey Images during STS-122.

S122E006124 - STS-122 - IDC Survey Images during STS-122.

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Image of Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, taken by the Integrated Sensor Inspection System (ISIS) Digital Camera (IDC). The IDC is part of the Orbit... More

STS098-720-094 - STS-098 - Earth observations taken during STS-98 mission

STS098-720-094 - STS-098 - Earth observations taken during STS-98 miss...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-98 mission from the space shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: STS-98, ATLANTIS (ORBITER), EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM... More

S125E008594 - STS-125 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-125 Crew

S125E008594 - STS-125 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-125 Crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken by the STS-125 crew aboard the space shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: STS-125, Earth Observations (From Space) Date Taken: 5/... More

S122E012070 - STS-122 - Earth Observations taken by STS-122 Crewmember

S122E012070 - STS-122 - Earth Observations taken by STS-122 Crewmember

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken by an STS-122 crewmember aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis. View of Guinea, Africa. These images are duplicates of S122E007104 ... More

STS098-719-016 - STS-098 - Earth observations taken during STS-98 mission

STS098-719-016 - STS-098 - Earth observations taken during STS-98 miss...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-98 mission from the space shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: STS-98, ATLANTIS (ORBITER), EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM... More

S115E07352 - STS-115 - Earth Observations taken by STS-115 crewmember

S115E07352 - STS-115 - Earth Observations taken by STS-115 crewmember

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth Observations taken by STS-115 crewmember aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis. Date Taken: 9/19/2006 Categories: Earth Observations Interior_Exterior:... More

STS112-709-023 - STS-112 - Earth Observations taken by the STS-112 crew

STS112-709-023 - STS-112 - Earth Observations taken by the STS-112 cre...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth Observations taken by the STS-112 crew aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: Atlantis (Orbiter), Earth Observations (From Space), STS... More

S129E005873 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

S129E005873 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor Inspection System) Digital Camera (IDC) survey test imagery for the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104... More

STS112-712-003 - STS-112 - Earth Observations taken by the STS-112 crew

STS112-712-003 - STS-112 - Earth Observations taken by the STS-112 cre...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth Observations taken by the STS-112 crew aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Part of the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) is also visi... More

STS104-710-018 - STS-104 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-104 crew

STS104-710-018 - STS-104 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-104 crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observation taken by the STS-104 crew from the space shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: Earth Observations (From Space), STS-104 Date Taken: 7/23/... More

S125E010035 - STS-125 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-125 Crew

S125E010035 - STS-125 - Earth Observation taken by the STS-125 Crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken by the STS-125 crew aboard the space shuttle Atlantis. Atlantis' port side wing and elevons is partially visible. Subject Ter... More

S129E008859 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

S129E008859 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor Inspection System) Digital Camera (IDC) survey test imagery for the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104... More

S129E008582 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

S129E008582 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor Inspection System) Digital Camera (IDC) survey test imagery for the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104... More

STS098-819-037 - STS-098 - Earth observations taken during STS-98 mission

STS098-819-037 - STS-098 - Earth observations taken during STS-98 miss...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-98 mission from the space shuttle Atlantis. Subject Terms: STS-98, ATLANTIS (ORBITER), EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -   The STS-115 crew is in the White Room on the orbiter access arm on Launch Pad 39B to get instruction on using the emergency egress system. From left are Commander Brent Jett, Pilot Chris Ferguson, and Mission Specialists Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, Joseph Tanner, Steven MacLean and Daniel Burbank.  MacLean is with the Canadian Space Agency.  The White Room provides access into the orbiter through the crew access hatch. The mission crew is at KSC for Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities that are preparation for launch on Space Shuttle Atlantis, scheduled to take place in a window that opens Aug. 27.  During their 11-day mission to the International Space Station, the STS-115 crew will continue construction of the station and attach the payload elements, the Port 3/4 truss segment with its two large solar arrays.  Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston KSC-06pd1774

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The STS-115 crew is in the White Room o...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The STS-115 crew is in the White Room on the orbiter access arm on Launch Pad 39B to get instruction on using the emergency egress system. From left are Commander Brent Jett, Pilo... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside Orbiter Processing Facility-1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the left orbital maneuvering system, or OMS, pod has been installed onto space shuttle Atlantis. The OMS provided the shuttle with thrust for orbit insertion, rendezvous and deorbit, and could provide up to 1,000 pounds of propellant to the aft reaction control system.    The OMS is housed in two independent pods located on each side of the shuttle’s aft fuselage. Each pod contains one OMS engine and the hardware needed to pressurize, store and distribute the propellants to perform the velocity maneuvers. Atlantis’ OMS pods were removed and sent to White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico to be cleaned of residual toxic propellant. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing of the space shuttle fleet. A groundbreaking was held Jan. 18 for Atlantis’ future home, a 65,000-square-foot exhibit hall in Shuttle Plaza at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Atlantis is scheduled to roll over to the visitor complex in November in preparation for the exhibit’s grand opening in July 2013. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2012-3351

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside Orbiter Processing Facility-1 at NASA’s ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside Orbiter Processing Facility-1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the left orbital maneuvering system, or OMS, pod has been installed onto space shuttle Atlantis. The OMS pr... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Two GetAway Special (GAS) experiments SEM-06 (left) and MARS (right), part of the payload on mission STS-101, are seen here in the payload bay of Space Shuttle Atlantis prior to door closure. The SEM program is student-developed, focusing on the science of zero-gravity and microgravity. Selected student experiments on this sixth venture are testing the effects of space on Idaho tubers, seeds, paint, yeast, film, liquids, electronics and magnetic chips. MARS is the name for part of the KSC Space Life Sciences Outreach Program. It includes 20 participating schools (ranging from elementary to high school) from all over the nation and one in Canada who have been involved in KSC Space Life Sciences projects over the past seven years. The MARS payload has 20 tubes filled with materials for various classroom investigations designed by the MARS schools. The primary mission of STS-101 is to deliver logistics and supplies to the International Space Station, plus prepare the Station for the arrival of the Zvezda Service Module, expected to be launched by Russia in July 2000. The crew will conduct one space walk to perform maintenance on the Space Station. This will be the third assembly flight for the Space Station. STS-101 is scheduled to launch April 24 at 4:15 p.m. from Launch Pad 39A KSC-00pp0489

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Two GetAway Special (GAS) experiments SE...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Two GetAway Special (GAS) experiments SEM-06 (left) and MARS (right), part of the payload on mission STS-101, are seen here in the payload bay of Space Shuttle Atlantis prior to do... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Under a feather-painted sky, Space Shuttle Atlantis, mounted on a mobile launch platform atop a crawler transporter, creeps up the ramp to Launch Pad 39A.  This is the second rollout for the shuttle.  First motion out of the Vehicle Assembly Building was at 5:02 a.m. EDT. In late February, while Atlantis was on the launch pad, Atlantis' external tank received hail damage during a severe thunderstorm that passed through the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39 area. The hail caused visible divots in the giant tank's foam insulation, as well as minor surface damage to about 26 heat shield tiles on the shuttle's left wing. The shuttle was returned to the VAB for repairs. The launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-117 is now targeted for June 8. A flight readiness review will be held on May 30 and 31.  Photo credit: NASA/Troy Cryder KSC-07pd1196

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Under a feather-painted sky, Space Shut...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Under a feather-painted sky, Space Shuttle Atlantis, mounted on a mobile launch platform atop a crawler transporter, creeps up the ramp to Launch Pad 39A. This is the second roll... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - In Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, heat lamps assist United Space Alliance technician Jeff Holmes in a putty repair on some of the high-temperature reusable surface insulation tiles, or HRSI tiles, on the lower forward fuselage of space shuttle Atlantis.    An average of 125 tiles are replaced after each mission either due to handling damage or accumulated repairs.  These black tiles are optimized for maximum emissivity, which means they lose heat faster than white tiles.  This property is required to maximize heat rejection during the hot phase of reentry.  Atlantis next is slated to deliver an Integrated Cargo Carrier and Russian-built Mini Research Module to the International Space Station on the STS-132 mission.  Launch is targeted for May 14, 2010.  Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-2009-6812

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - In Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1 at NASA's ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - In Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, heat lamps assist United Space Alliance technician Jeff Holmes in a putty repair on some of the high-temper... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -  The STS-125 crew members listen to instructions for driving the M-113 armored personnel carrier.  From left are Mission Specialists John Grunsfeld, Megan McArthur, Michael Good, Mike Massimino and Gregory C. Johnson. The crew members of space shuttle Atlantis' STS-125 mission will each practice driving the M-113 in turn as part of their training on emergency egress procedures. An M-113 will be available to transport the crew to safety in the event of a contingency on the pad before their launch. The crew is at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for a dress launch rehearsal called the terminal countdown demonstration test, or TCDT. It provides astronauts and ground crews with an opportunity to participate in various simulated countdown activities, including equipment familiarization,  emergency training and a simulated launch countdown. The STS-125 mission aboard space shuttle Atlantis to service NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is targeted to launch Oct. 10.    Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-08pd2807

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The STS-125 crew members listen to instruction...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The STS-125 crew members listen to instructions for driving the M-113 armored personnel carrier. From left are Mission Specialists John Grunsfeld, Megan McArthur, Michael Good, Mike Mas... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- During a tanking test on June 15 at Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, there was an apparent liquid hydrogen leak in the main fuel valve in Atlantis' space shuttle main engine No. 3. Technicians now are replacing the suspect valve and a leak check of the valve and associated systems will be conducted. The work is expected to take about a week, which still would support Atlantis' targeted July 8 launch date.               STS-135 Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim are targeted to lift off on space shuttle Atlantis July 8, taking with them the MPLM packed with supplies, logistics and spare parts to the International Space Station. The STS-135 mission also will fly a system to investigate the potential for robotically refueling existing satellites and return a failed ammonia pump module to help NASA better understand the failure mechanism and improve pump designs for future systems. STS-135 will be the 33rd flight of Atlantis, the 37th shuttle mission to the space station, and the 135th and final mission of NASA's Space Shuttle Program. For more information visit, www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts135/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2011-4568

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- During a tanking test on June 15 at Launch Pad...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- During a tanking test on June 15 at Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, there was an apparent liquid hydrogen leak in the main fuel valve in Atlantis' space shuttle... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The nose of NASA's Super Guppy aircraft opens to reveal the /2000/78-00.htm">Joint Airlock Module</a> the gateway from which crew members aboard the International Space Station (ISS) will enter and exit the 470-ton orbiting research facility. The airlock was transported from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The airlock will be transported to the Operations and Checkout Building in the KSC industrial area where it will undergo vacuum chamber testing. It will then be moved to the Space Station Processing Facility (SSPF) for further prelaunch preparation and checkout. The massive, spindle-shaped airlock is 20 feet long, has a diameter of 13 feet at its widest point, and weighs six and a half tons. It was manufactured at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center by the Huntsville division of The Boeing Company. The Space Shuttle Atlantis will carry the airlock to orbit on mission STS-104, the tenth International Space Station flight, currently targeted for liftoff in May 2001 KSC00pp1344

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The nose of NASA's Super Guppy aircraft ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The nose of NASA's Super Guppy aircraft opens to reveal the kscpao/release/2000/78-00.htm">Joint Airlock Module</a> the gateway from which crew members aboard the International Spa... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -  In the Canister Rotation Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, workers get ready to lift the payload canister to a vertical position for the trip to Launch Pad 39A. The canister’s cargo consists of four carriers holding various equipment for the STS-125 mission aboard space shuttle Atlantis to service NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.  At the pad, the cargo will be moved into the Payload Changeout Room.  The changeout room is the enclosed, environmentally controlled portion of the rotating service structure that supports cargo delivery to the pad and subsequent vertical installation into the shuttle’s payload bay. Launch of Atlantis is targeted for Oct. 10.   Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-08pd2773

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - In the Canister Rotation Facility at NASA's Ke...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - In the Canister Rotation Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, workers get ready to lift the payload canister to a vertical position for the trip to Launch Pad 39A. The canister’s car... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -    Viewed from an upper level of the fixed service structure on Launch Pad 39B, Space Shuttle Atlantis begins rolling back to the Vehicle Assembly Building.  First motion was at 10:04 a.m.   The rollback is a safety precaution as the area waits for the arrival of Tropical Storm Ernesto.  The storm is forecast to be bringing 58-mph to 70-mph winds in the next 24 hours.  The shuttle will be moved into high bay 2, on the southwest side of the VAB, for protection from the storm. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-06pd1970

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Viewed from an upper level of the fixe...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Viewed from an upper level of the fixed service structure on Launch Pad 39B, Space Shuttle Atlantis begins rolling back to the Vehicle Assembly Building. First motion was at 10:... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- On a cloudy and overcast day on Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, workers prepare to roll the rotating service structure (RSS) away from space shuttle Atlantis. The RSS provides weather protection and access to the shuttle while it awaits liftoff. RSS "rollback" marks a major milestone in Atlantis' STS-135 mission countdown.          Atlantis and its crew of four; Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim, are scheduled to lift off at 11:26 a.m. EDT on July 8 to deliver the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module packed with supplies and spare parts to the International Space Station. Atlantis also will fly the Robotic Refueling Mission experiment that will investigate the potential for robotically refueling existing satellites in orbit. In addition, Atlantis will return with a failed ammonia pump module to help NASA better understand the failure mechanism and improve pump designs for future systems. STS-135 will be the 33rd flight of Atlantis, the 37th shuttle mission to the space station, and the 135th and final mission of NASA's Space Shuttle Program. For more information visit, www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts135/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Troy Cryder KSC-2011-5122

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- On a cloudy and overcast day on Launch Pad 39A...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- On a cloudy and overcast day on Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, workers prepare to roll the rotating service structure (RSS) away from space shuttle Atlantis. T... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Atlantis' main engines and solid rocket boosters ignite on Launch Pad 39A producing billows of smoke and steam as it lifts off on its STS-135 mission to the International Space Station.    Atlantis with its crew of four; Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley, Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim, lifted off at 11:29 a.m. EDT on July 8, 2011 to deliver the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module packed with supplies and spare parts for the station. Atlantis also will fly the Robotic Refueling Mission experiment that will investigate the potential for robotically refueling existing satellites in orbit. In addition, Atlantis will return with a failed ammonia pump module to help NASA better understand the failure mechanism and improve pump designs for future systems. STS-135 is the 33rd flight of Atlantis, the 37th shuttle mission to the space station, and the 135th and final mission of NASA's Space Shuttle Program. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts135/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Sandra Joseph and Kevin O'Connell KSC-2011-5351

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, spa...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Atlantis' main engines and solid rocket boosters ignite on Launch Pad 39A producing billows of smoke and steam as it lifts off on... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- STS-135 Commander Chris Ferguson and Pilot Doug Hurley perform touch-and-go landings on the Shuttle Landing Facility runway at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The pilot and commander of every shuttle mission routinely practice landings aboard Shuttle Training Aircraft, which are Gulfstream II jets modified to mimic the shuttle's handling during the final phase of landing. The STS-135 flight crew of four arrived aboard T-38 training jets to watch two historic milestones of NASA's Space Shuttle Program -- the final landing of shuttle Endeavour, which will bookend its STS-134 mission to the International Space Station, and the final rollout of their vehicle, space shuttle Atlantis, to Launch Pad 39A.      STS-135 will be the 33rd flight of Atlantis, the 37th shuttle mission to the space station, and the 135th and final mission of the shuttle program. For more information visit, www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts135/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-4080

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- STS-135 Commander Chris Ferguson and Pilot Dou...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- STS-135 Commander Chris Ferguson and Pilot Doug Hurley perform touch-and-go landings on the Shuttle Landing Facility runway at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The pilot and comma... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -  STS-125 Mission Specialist Megan McArthur is ready to practice driving the M-113 armored personnel carrier. The crew members of space shuttle Atlantis' STS-125 mission will each practice driving the M-113 in turn as part of their training on emergency egress procedures. An M-113 will be available to transport the crew to safety in the event of a contingency on the pad before their launch. The crew is at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for a dress launch rehearsal called the terminal countdown demonstration test, or TCDT. It provides astronauts and ground crews with an opportunity to participate in various simulated countdown activities, including equipment familiarization,  emergency training and a simulated launch countdown. The STS-125 mission aboard space shuttle Atlantis to service NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is targeted to launch Oct. 10.    Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-08pd2811

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - STS-125 Mission Specialist Megan McArthur is r...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - STS-125 Mission Specialist Megan McArthur is ready to practice driving the M-113 armored personnel carrier. The crew members of space shuttle Atlantis' STS-125 mission will each practice... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  At NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the STS-122 mission crew members stride out of the Operations and Checkout Building, eager to ride to the launch pad and take their seats in space shuttle Atlantis for the planned launch today at 2:45 p.m. EST.  Seen on the right, front to back, are Commander Steve Frick and Mission Specialists Rex Walheim and Hans Schlegel.  On the left, front to back, are Pilot Alan Poindexter, followed by Mission Specialists Leland Melvin, Stanley Love and Leopold Eyharts.  Schlegel and Eyharts represent the European Space Agency.  The launch will be the third attempt for Atlantis since December 2007 to carry the European Space Agency's Columbus laboratory to the International Space Station.  During the 11-day mission, the crew's prime objective is to attach the laboratory to the Harmony module, adding to the station's size and capabilities.    Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-08pd0199

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the STS...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the STS-122 mission crew members stride out of the Operations and Checkout Building, eager to ride to the launch pad and take their seats in space ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –  After rotation of the Wide Field Camera 3 (background left), or WFC3, in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, technicians check the data.  The WFC3 will be transferred to the Super Lightweight Interchangeable Carrier.  WFC3 is part of the payload on space shuttle Atlantis' STS-125 mission for the fifth and final Hubble servicing flight to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The curved edge shown at top is the radiator, the "outside" of WFC3 that will be exposed to space and will expel heat out of Hubble and into space through black body radiation.  As Hubble enters the last stage of its life, WFC3 will be Hubble's next evolutionary step, allowing Hubble to peer ever further into the mysteries of the cosmos. WFC3 will study a diverse range of objects and phenomena, from young and extremely distant galaxies, to much more nearby stellar systems, to objects within our very own solar system. WFC3 will take the place of Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, which astronauts will bring back to Earth aboard the shuttle. Launch of Atlantis is targeted at 1:34 a.m. EDT Oct. 8.  Photo credit: NASA/Amanda Diller KSC-08pd2467

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – After rotation of the Wide Field Camera 3 (bac...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – After rotation of the Wide Field Camera 3 (background left), or WFC3, in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, technicians check the data. The WFC3 wi... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The landing convoy that will make space shuttle Atlantis safe and secure for towing to its processing hangar begins to pull up around the spacecraft following wheelstop on the Shuttle Landing Facility's Runway 15 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Atlantis' final return from space at 5:57 a.m. EDT completed the 13-day, 5.2-million-mile STS-135 mission. Securing the space shuttle fleet's place in history, Atlantis safely and successfully brought a close to NASA's Space Shuttle Program.            STS-135 delivered spare parts, equipment and supplies in the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module that will sustain station operations for the next year. STS-135 was the 33rd and final flight for Atlantis, which has spent 307 days in space, orbited Earth 4,848 times and traveled 125,935,769 miles. For more information visit, www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts135/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-5666

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The landing convoy that will make space shuttl...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The landing convoy that will make space shuttle Atlantis safe and secure for towing to its processing hangar begins to pull up around the spacecraft following wheelstop on the Shuttle La... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. — In the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, space shuttle Atlantis is raised off its transporter.  After raised to a vertical position, Atlantis will be lifted into high bay 3 and mated with the external tank and solid rocket boosters designated for mission STS-122, already secured atop a mobile launcher platform.  On this mission, Atlantis will deliver the Columbus module to the International Space Station. The European Space Agency's largest contribution to the station, Columbus is a multifunctional, pressurized laboratory that will be permanently attached to U.S. Node 2, called Harmony. The module is approximately 23 feet long and 15 feet wide, allowing it to hold 10 large racks of experiments. The laboratory will expand the research facilities aboard the station, providing crew members and scientists from around the world the ability to conduct a variety of experiments in the physical, materials and life sciences. Mission STS-122 is targeted for launch on Dec. 6.  Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton KSC-07pd3085

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. — In the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Asse...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. — In the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, space shuttle Atlantis is raised off its transporter. After raised to a vertical position, At... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- With the Rotating Service Structure rolled back, Space Shuttle Atlantis stands ready for launch on mission STS-110.  The Orbiter Access Arm extends from the Fixed Service Structure (FSS) to the crew compartment hatch, through which the STS-110 crew will enter Atlantis. Above the golden external tank is the vent hood (known as the "beanie cap") at the end of the gaseous oxygen vent arm.  Vapors are created as the liquid oxygen in the external tank boil off.   The hood vents the gaseous oxygen vapors away from the Space Shuttle vehicle.  The RSS provides protected access to the orbiter for changeout and servicing of payloads at the pad.  The structure has access platforms at five levels to provide access to the payload bay.  The FSS provides access to the orbiter and the RSS.  Mission STS-110 is scheduled to launch April 4 on its 11-day mission to the International Space Station KSC-02pd0392

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- With the Rotating Service Structure roll...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- With the Rotating Service Structure rolled back, Space Shuttle Atlantis stands ready for launch on mission STS-110. The Orbiter Access Arm extends from the Fixed Service Structure... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Atlantis awaits liftoff from Launch Pad 39A, at right, while processing of the Ares I-X rocket is almost finished on Launch Pad 39B, in the background.  The Ares I-X flight test is set for Oct. 27; space shuttle Atlantis' STS-129 launch to the International Space Station is targeted for Nov. 16.  For information on the Ares I-X vehicle and flight test, visit http://www.nasa.gov/aresIX.  For information on the STS-129 mission and crew, visit http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle.    Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2009-5779

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, spac...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Atlantis awaits liftoff from Launch Pad 39A, at right, while processing of the Ares I-X rocket is almost finished on Launch Pad 39... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Employees check out space shuttle Atlantis after it was uncovered on Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida following the move of the rotating service structure (RSS). The structure provides weather protection and access to the shuttle while it awaits liftoff on the pad. RSS "rollback" marks a major milestone in Atlantis' STS-135 mission countdown.        Atlantis and its crew of four; Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim, are scheduled to lift off at 11:26 a.m. EDT on July 8 to deliver the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module packed with supplies and spare parts to the International Space Station. Atlantis also will fly the Robotic Refueling Mission experiment that will investigate the potential for robotically refueling existing satellites in orbit. In addition, Atlantis will return with a failed ammonia pump module to help NASA better understand the failure mechanism and improve pump designs for future systems. STS-135 will be the 33rd flight of Atlantis, the 37th shuttle mission to the space station, and the 135th and final mission of NASA's Space Shuttle Program. For more information visit, www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts135/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Troy Cryder KSC-2011-5147

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Employees check out space shuttle Atlantis aft...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Employees check out space shuttle Atlantis after it was uncovered on Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida following the move of the rotating service structure (RSS). ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –   After rolling out of the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, space shuttle Atlantis begins the short transfer to the Vehicle Assembly Building.  In the VAB, Atlantis will be attached to its external fuel tank and twin solid rocket boosters. After additional preparations are made, the shuttle will be rolled out to Launch Pad 39A to prepare for launch on the STS-125 mission targeted for Oct. 8.   Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-08pd2478

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – After rolling out of the Orbiter Processing F...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – After rolling out of the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, space shuttle Atlantis begins the short transfer to the Vehicle Assembly Building. In the VAB... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Across the expanse of the turn basin, Space Shuttle Atlantis is seen as it creeps toward Launch Pad 39A.  At left is the 525-foot-tall Vehicle Assembly Building. First motion was at 8:19 a.m. The 3.4-mile trip along the crawlerway will take about 6 hours. The mission payload aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis is the S3/S4 integrated truss structure, along with a third set of solar arrays and batteries. The crew of six astronauts will install the truss to continue assembly of the International Space Station.  Launch is targeted for March 15.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd0383

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Across the expanse of the turn basin, S...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Across the expanse of the turn basin, Space Shuttle Atlantis is seen as it creeps toward Launch Pad 39A. At left is the 525-foot-tall Vehicle Assembly Building. First motion was ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A bolt is shown in the lower central part of the photo. It is visible as a dark circle with a shadow surrounding it inside a larger silvery circle. The bolt extends above the surface 2-1/4 inches, causing the shadow.; The photo was taken at launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-106. KSC00padig036

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A bolt is shown in the lower central par...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A bolt is shown in the lower central part of the photo. It is visible as a dark circle with a shadow surrounding it inside a larger silvery circle. The bolt extends above the surfa... More

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