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Historic Images: Two Space Shuttles Together

16 Aug 2012, 19:39 UTC
Historic Images: Two Space Shuttles Together
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This is a sight that will probably never be seen again: two space shuttles nose-to-nose in the same location. NASA’s space shuttles Endeavour and Atlantis switched locations today at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and met each other for the last time in front of Orbiter Processing Facility 3.Endeavour was moved from OPF 2 to the Vehicle Assembly Building where it will be housed temporarily until its targeted departure from Kennedy atop the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft in mid-September. After a stop at the Los Angeles International Airport, Endeavour will move in mid-October to the California Science Center for permanent public display.Atlantis will undergo preparations for its move to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in November, with a grand opening planned for July 2013.Here’s a look at some other instances when two space shuttles were in close enough proximity to have their pictures taken together: (...)Read the rest of Historic Images: Two Space Shuttles Together (378 words)© nancy for Universe Today, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: history, Space Shuttle Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh

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