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Space Shuttle Atlantis Is Ready For GO

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posted on Aug, 2 2006 @ 03:05 PM
NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis is now on its to the launch pad for the August launch this year. This will now mark the 3rd launch since the Columbia Disaster. The current mission is to set up new parts for the International Space Station. The last time Atlantis flew was in 2002, this is going to be a great flight and all looks well.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Atlantis was hauled to the launch pad early Wednesday, a major step toward a mission to resume construction of the international space station for the first time in three years.

The pre-dawn trip to the launch pad was delayed twice this week because of stormy weather.

The four-mile trek from the Vehicle Assembly Building started shortly after 1 a.m. EDT and took under eight hours.

In the next few days, fuel and power lines will be hooked up to the vehicle, the shuttle's auxiliary power units will be test-fired and cargo will be loaded onto the shuttle.

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It seems that NASA is doing very well and recovering quite nicely. This launch of the Atlantis will further stabilize the efforts and need of NASA and the International Space Station. The efforts of many people have sustained a positive outlook and for future goals of NASA and the world.

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