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In the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center the frustum is ready to be lifted from a transporter.

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In the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the frustum is ready to be lifted from a transporter to move onto a stand. The solid rocket booster segment will be added to the stack for space shuttle Atlantis, launch vehicle for mission STS-122 targeted for a December launch. Atlantis will be carrying the Columbus Laboratory, Europe’s largest contribution to the construction of the International Space Station. It will support scientific and technological research in a microgravity environment. Columbus, a program of ESA, is a multifunctional, pressurized laboratory that will be permanently attached to Node 2 of the space station to carry out experiments in materials science, fluid physics and biosciences, as well as to perform a number of technological applications. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller

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  • Title: In the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center the frustum is ready to be lifted from a transporter.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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