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Angling Atlantis: Space shuttle raised and tilted for public display
[i]The countdown to space shuttle Atlantis opening on public display has moved into a "hold" — three stories off the ground. But rather than the clock ticking down T-minus 4, 3, 2, 1 seconds, the shuttle itself was ticked down to an angle of 43.21 degrees.
Workers at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida shrink-wrapped, lifted and then on Monday (Nov. 26), slowly and carefully tilted the 152,700 pound (69,300 kilogram) retired spacecraft, such that they placed Atlantis at an angle only previously seen when it was in space.[/i]
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