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Space Shuttle STS 125 inside RSS one day before launch by Ron Hipschman

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Ron Hipschman Ron Hipschman
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1.69 Gigapixels
Date added
May 19, 2009
Date taken
May 10, 2009

Gigapan robotic tripod head


Here we see the Space Shuttle Atlantis on pad 39-A one day before the launch of the Hubble Servicing Mission 4. It is enclosed inside the Rotating Service Structute (RSS) that protects the orbiter from the elements while sitting on the pad allowing NASA technicians access to the orbiter and payload bay. The giant cubical Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) is visible three miles away. The large water tank to the right of the launch pad is part of the sound suppression water system. For more info on Launch Complex 39, see science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/technology/sts-newsref/sts-lc39.html Will open in a new tab or window. For more on the Space Shuttle, see www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html Will open in a new tab or window

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  1. Payam Rahmani

    Payam Rahmani (May 20, 2009, 10:07AM )

    nice shot.

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