Thursday, August 10, 2006
Launch pad 39B
Space Shuttle Atlantis is prepared for its targeted launch date of August 27 as it sits on launch pad 39B at Cape Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The orbiter is hidden by the rotating service structure but you can see the solid rocket boosters and external tank. This image was taken from a tour bus stop about 5000 feet from the launch pad, as close as they could take us with an orbiter at the pad.