Atlantis Gets Replica Engine
In Orbiter Processing Facility-1 during NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technicians sitting on a Hyster forklift guard a swell as technicians in a abaft apportionment of space convey Atlantis bond reproduction convey categorical engine RSME series 2. Three RSMEs will be commissioned on Atlantis. The work is partial of a Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement estimate of a space convey fleet. A groundbreaking was hold Jan. 18 for Atlantis’ destiny home, a 65,000-square-foot vaunt gymnasium in Shuttle Plaza during a Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Atlantis is scheduled to hurl over to a caller formidable in Nov in credentials for a exhibit’s grand opening in Jul 2013.
Photo credit: NASA, Glenn Benson