NASA Photo ID: S87-31470           File Name: 10063057.jpg
  Film Type: 4x5                     Date Taken: 04/06/87
  Title: Atlantis, OV-104, arrives at KSC Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) entrance
  Description:
  Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, sits on mobile launcher platform atop 
  crawler transporter outside the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Vehicle Assembly 
  Building (VAB) entrance.  Workers in the shadowy foreground watch as OV-104 
  approaches the sunlit entrance.  OV-104 is being transferred from the VAB 
  high bay 1 to high bay 3 as preparations for destacking of the orbiter
  begin.  The orbiter will be hoisted from the solid rocket boosters (SRBs)
  and the  external tank (ET) and will be rolled over to the Orbiter
  Processing Facility  (OPF).  Once there it will begin an extended
  processing flow to undergo  return-to-flight modifications and preparations
  for the STS-27 mission.  View  provided by KSC with alternate number
  KSC-87PC-267.            
  Subject terms:
  ATLANTIS (ORBITER)                      
  CRAWLER TRACTORS                        
  ENTRANCES                               
  EXTERNAL TANKS                          
  SPACE SHUTTLE BOOSTERS                  
  STS-27                                  
  

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