Thursday, May 20, 2010

Three minutes to process and launch a shuttle.

A fun video showing several weeks of work required to process a shuttle in the OPF, then roll it over to the VAB for stacking. The video shows pretty nicely how high the orbiter needs to be lifted up into the rafters to bee stacked with the tank and booster rockets. This is from the last mission of STS-131 from a few months back.

The part where the shuttle is pulled between the buildings reminds me of a bunch of ants dragging a dead bird to the nest to please the queen!

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