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Old 07-16-2010, 02:09 PM   #61
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Here's an image of ET-138 being lifted to vertical in the VAB.


Hi-res version.

More images can be found here.

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Here's a NASA TV video of ET-138 arriving at KSC.
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:11 PM   #62
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STS-134's left-aft SRB segment now in the VAB Transfer Aisle for the beginning of stacking ops. atop MLP-2 (Mobile Launcher Platform-2) in HB-1 (High Bay-1).


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Old 07-19-2010, 06:16 PM   #63
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Looks like they're getting ready to lift the segment into place atop MLP-2 in HB-1.


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Old 07-19-2010, 10:26 PM   #64
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Going up into HB-1 now.






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Old 07-21-2010, 04:56 PM   #65
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Spaceflight Now: "Booster stacking underway for final space shuttle launch".


Here's a time-lapse video of the right-aft SRB segment entering the VAB and being lifted into HB-1.


Now that the left-aft and right-aft segments are attached to MLP-2, the left aft center segment is now in the VAB Transfer Aisle ready for stacking atop the left-aft segment.

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Old 07-22-2010, 02:18 PM   #66
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AMS-02's new permanent magnet catches its first particle.

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From the official AMS-02 Twitter account:
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AMS detector is completely reassembled. We are finishing up on the final cables, plumbing and thermal systems.


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Here's a time-lapse video of the left aft center SRB segment entering the VAB and being lifted into HB-1.
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Old 07-22-2010, 02:26 PM   #67
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It is going to be a sad day to see these beautiful machines retired. I'd love to get down to Florida to see one of the final two launches.
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:58 PM   #68
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 AMS-02 is almost fully integrated with the permanent magnet! The first of September we'll be ready at KSC.
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:26 PM   #69
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NASASpaceFlight: "Endeavour preparing for SSME installation RCS test article investigation".
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Old 07-27-2010, 02:11 PM   #70
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Florida Today's "The Flame Trench" Blog: "Booster Segment For Last Shuttle Flight Moves To VAB".

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A nice little article with some good quotes from Mark Kelly & John Shannon.

NPR: "One More Ride On The Space Shuttle (Simulator)".

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SpaceRef: "Ball Aerospace, Lockheed Martin Demonstrate New Docking System Technology".

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On Flight Day 11 of the [STS-134] mission, the shuttle crew will undock from the ISS and then re-rendezvous with the station on an Orion-like approach.


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The two big white "lateral walls" (radiators) are now installed and data is now being collected.
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:07 PM   #71
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Spaceflight Now: "Three main engines bolted to space shuttle Endeavour".
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:27 PM   #72
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Hold up Pete, what do they mean re-rendezvous?
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:35 PM   #73
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 Hold up Pete, what do they mean re-rendezvous?
Starting a new rendezvous after they leave ISS.
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Old 07-31-2010, 02:53 AM   #74
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 Hold up Pete, what do they mean re-rendezvous?
They will undock, and either do the flyaround and then re-rendezvous, or re-rendezvous and then do the flyaround. They won't actually re-dock - they'll just do the approach on an Orion trajectory.

Still, it should be interesting to watch!
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Old 08-01-2010, 02:32 AM   #75
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What is the difference between the Shuttle approach and the Orion approach?
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