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Current header Photograph, Atlantis on Launch Pad 39-A, June 1, 2011. Photograph, Copyright 2011 by Anthony Achilles. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without written permission of the photographer

The Shuttle Atlantis completed its trip from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39-A shortly before 4 am, June 1, 2011. Lift-off from Pad 39-A will be no earlier than July 8, 2011, according to NASA.

Shortly after sunrise, with the Atlantis now on the Pad, but before the RSS cloaked her, the media was invited to visit her, go up on the RSS structure and photograph her.

The weather intervened. Some, but not all of the media taken to the Pad, were allowed up on the structure. These photographs are courtesy of Anthony Achilles, one of the few media who photographed Atlantis, and one of the few media ever allowed up onto the top of the RSS.

These extraordinary photographs are reproduced here through courtesy of an extraordinary photographer.

Looking down at the Atlantis from the top of the RSS at Launch Pad 39-A. Copyright 2011 by Anthony Achilles. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without written permission of the photographer.


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Looking down at the Atlantis from the top of the RSS at Launch Pad 39-A. Copyright 2011 by Anthony Achilles. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without written permission of the photographer.


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Photographer Anthony Achilles on top of the RSS at Launch Pad 39-A. The Atlantic Ocean is visible in the upper left of this photograph. Copyright 2011 by Anthony Achilles. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without written permission of the photographer.

The photographs in this post, Copyright 2011 by Anthony Achilles. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without written permission of the photographer

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