Shuttle Atlantis Near the Launch Pad

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Space shuttle Atlantis heads to Launch Pad 39A in preparation for the STS-125 mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. Image credit: NASA

Tue, 31 Mar 2009 02:23:43 PM GMT

Space shuttle Atlantis reached the gates of Launch Pad 39A where it stopped so that technicians could grease the bearings of the crawler-transporter. Atlantis now is continuing the final leg of its journey.

The shuttle began its trip in the early morning darkness, rolling out of the Vehicle Assembly Building at 3:54 a.m. EDT.

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