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The rotating service structure has been rolled away from Space Shuttle Atlantis sitting on the mobile launcher platform.

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On Launch Pad 39B, the rotating service structure has been rolled away from Space Shuttle Atlantis, sitting on the mobile launcher platform. The crawler-transporter, which has moved underneath, will lift and carry both back to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), approximately 4 miles away. Despite the clear blue skies, the rollback is a safety precaution as the area waits for the arrival of Tropical Storm Ernesto. The storm is forecast to be bringing 58-mph to 70-mph winds in the next 24 hours. The shuttle will be moved into high bay 2, on the southwest side of the VAB, for protection from the storm. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann

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  • Title: The rotating service structure has been rolled away from Space Shuttle Atlantis sitting on the mobile launcher platform.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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