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heng44
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posted 12-16-2017 03:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Space Shuttle Columbia atop the mobile launcher platform and crawler/transporter nears the end of its journey from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A, partially obscured by morning mist. Rollout for STS-32 marked the first time a Space Shuttle had been at Pad 39A since January 12, 1986, when Columbia was launched on STS-61C.

cspg
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posted 12-16-2017 04:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful!

Panther494
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posted 12-16-2017 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Panther494   Click Here to Email Panther494     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, beautiful indeed. Fantastic sense of grandeur.

This image reminds me of Transformers for some reason.

Jonnyed
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posted 12-19-2017 07:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jonnyed   Click Here to Email Jonnyed     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've not seen a rollout in person. Looks like half a dozen or so people standing on the deck near the edge — which would be a cool trip. Are they just riding or are some of them steering the crawler?

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