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Technicians assist as a special crane lowers space shuttle Atlantis forward reaction control system onto a transporter.

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In Orbiter Processing Facility-2 (OPF-2) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technicians assist as a special crane lowers space shuttle Atlantis’ forward reaction control system onto a transporter. The system, which provided maneuvering capabilities to the spacecraft during its missions, will be transported to White Sands Space Harbor in New Mexico to undergo a complete deservicing and cleaning. Atlantis glided to a landing, July 21, 2011, at Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility, completing NASA’s final space shuttle mission, STS-135. The shuttle is in OPF-2 being decommissioned and prepared for eventual display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. Photo credit: Jim Grossmann

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  • Title: Technicians assist as a special crane lowers space shuttle Atlantis forward reaction control system onto a transporter.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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