Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,

Ooh, pretty...

Thanks to moxiegirl23 for the heads-up that Atlantis is rolling out to 39A today. Looks like I missed the action, but following some Q&A, NASA TV is now showing a crisp view of the orbiter on the launchpad.

Interesting to note that STS-117 next month will mark the first liftoff from 39A in four years. Also, STS-117 will be carrying along a nearly 400-year-old artifact unearthed recently in an archaeological dig at Jamestown, Virginia. It's a lead shipping tag believed to have traveled from England to the first permanent English settlement in the Americas in about 1611.

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