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Space shuttle Atlantis rolls away from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Space shuttle Atlantis rolls away from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. First motion was at 6:48 a.m. EDT. In the background are the open rotating service structure and the fixed service structure topped by its 80-foot-tall lightning mast. Atlantis is rolling back to the Vehicle Assembly Building to await launch on its STS-125 mission to repair NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Atlantis' targeted launch on Oct. 14 was delayed when a system that transfers science data from the orbiting observatory to Earth malfunctioned on Sept. 27. The new target launch date is under review. The space shuttle is mounted on a Mobile Launcher Platform and will be delivered to the Vehicle Assembly Building atop a crawler transporter. traveling slower than 1 mph during the 3.4-mile journey. The rollback is expected to take approximately six hours. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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  • Title: Space shuttle Atlantis rolls away from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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