In the final move of its kind, NASA's space shuttle Atlantis
was photographed earlier this month slowly advancing toward
Pad 39A, where it is currently scheduled for a July launch to the
International Space Station.
The mission, designated
is the 135th and last mission for a
NASA space shuttle.
Atlantis and its four-person crew will be carrying, among other things,
the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module
Raffaello to bring key components and supplies to the ISS.
Pictured above, the large
Shuttle Crawler Transporter rolls the powerful orbiter along the five-kilometer long road at less than two kilometers per hour.
Over 15,000 spectators, some visible on the right, were on hand for the
historic roll out.
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