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At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the mobile launcher platform, on which space
shuttle Atlantis sits, straddles the flame trench on Launch Pad 39A.
First motion on the 3.4-mile journey from the Vehicle
Assembly Building, known as rollout, was at 6:38 a.m. EDT October 14th. The rollout took about six hours, and the shuttle was
secure or "hard down" on the pad at 1:31 p.m. Liftoff of Atlantis on its STS-129 mission to the International Space Station is targeted for November 12th.
Date: October 14, 2009
Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett