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Submission + - Space Shuttles Discovery and Atlantis Meet One Last Time (nycaviation.com)

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."
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Space Shuttles Discovery and Atlantis Meet One Last Time

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