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The clamshell doors on the canister atop its transporter have closed around the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module or MPLM secured inside.

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In the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the clamshell doors on the canister atop its transporter have closed around the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module, or MPLM, secured inside.

Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley and Mission Specialists Sandra 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 spacecraft 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

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  • Title: The clamshell doors on the canister atop its transporter have closed around the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module or MPLM secured inside.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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