Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Note: You can take 10% off all Slashdot Deals with coupon code "slashdot10off." ×
NASA

Submission + - Space Shuttles Discovery and Atlantis Meet One Last Time->

longacre writes: "One dull morning last week, two teams of NASA technicians simultaneously gathered at two iconic buildings—the 525-foot Vehicle Assembly Building and the shorter, but equally important, Orbital Processing Facility 1 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, tasked with moving a space shuttle orbiter from one building to the other thus effectively swapping their positions. The “shuttle shuffle” would have Space Shuttle Discovery (the oldest and most flown orbiter surviving in the three-ship fleet) in OPF-1 swapping places with her sister ship, Atlantis, the second oldest and second most flown orbiter. Fleet leader Discovery would emerge from OPF-1 as a preserved spacecraft, gutted and mummified for museum display."
Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Space Shuttles Discovery and Atlantis Meet One Last Time

Comments Filter:

In a five year period we can get one superb programming language. Only we can't control when the five year period will begin.

Working...