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Technicians attach the tail cone to the Space Shuttle Atlantis in preparation for its return to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida

NASA/Carla Thomas2007-06-28

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Technicians attach the tail cone, which helps reduce aerodynamic drag and turbulence during its ferry flight, to the Space Shuttle Atlantis in preparation for its return to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After the tail-cone is installed, Discovery will be mounted on NASA's modified Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA, for the return flight.

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  • Title: Technicians attach the tail cone to the Space Shuttle Atlantis in preparation for its return to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida
  • Creator: NASA/Carla Thomas
  • Date Created: 2007-06-28
  • Location: AFRC
  • Rights: AFRC
  • Album: mgmurph1

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