Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), the orbiter Atlantis is slowly lowered alongside the external tank and solid rocket boosters below. Also visible are the three main engine nozzles, each measuring 7.8 feet across and 9.4 feet high. The 122-foot-long orbiter is easily accommodated inside the 525-foot-tall, 518-foot-wide VAB. After being mated with the tank and solid rocket boosters stack, Atlantis will be transported to Launch Pad 39A. Atlantis will fly on mission STS-101 to the International Space Station, where its crew of seven will prepare the Station for the arrival of the next pressurized module, the Russian-built Zvezda. Atlantis is expected to launch no earlier than April 17, 2000. (Photo Release Date: 03/17/2000 )

KSC-00PP-0364 - Raw ASCII Text Caption file
KSC-00PP-0364 - Low (GIF Format, 320x240 pixels x 256 colors, approx 50 Kbytes)
KSC-00PP-0364 - Medium (JPEG format, 1024x768 pixels x 256 colors, approx 250 Kbytes)
KSC-00PP-0364 - High (JPEG, 2040x2640 pixels x 16 million colors, approx 400 Kbytes)

STS-101 KSC Photo IndexNext Image KSC-00PP-0365


DISCLAIMER: No copyright protection is asserted for these photographs.

If a recognizable person appears in this photograph, use for commercial purposes may infringe a right of privacy or publicity. It may not be used to state or imply the endorsement by NASA of a commercial product. These photographs are available for preview and download in electronic digital form ONLY. They may not be ordered from NASA in photograph form. (See NASA Copyright Notice)