The Space Shuttle Atlantis departs the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) with its destination, Launch Pad 39A, visible in the distance. The trip marks the second time Atlantis was rolled out to the pad in this mission flow. The Shuttle was rolled back from Pad 39A in July due to the threat from Hurricane Bertha, and then stayed long enough to allow a swapout of its original solid rocket boosters with another set. Atlantis is currently on track for liftoff on the fourth Shuttle-Mir docking flight around September 12. (Photo Release Date: 08/20/96 )
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