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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Atlantis rolling back to the OPF

Atlantis is being rolled back from the runway to the Orbital Processing facility for is post-flight processing. This image was taken about five and a half hours after touchdown as it approached the area around the OPF and VAB, fresh from its 13 day mission to the ISS.  This image was cropped from a 300mm shot taken at 1/500 seconds at f/5.6, ISO 400 while riding the tour bus heading out to the LC-39 gantry viewing site.

3 comments:

David A. Harvey said...

Awesome shot. So sad though - Atlantis's last stroll.

Jim said...

Not quite Atlantis' last stroll - they'll have to roll it over to the KSC visitors center when they finish building its new home there.

Naz Rajan said...

Great shot. Mine had a lot of reflections from the glass in the bus.