As the sun begins to rise in the early-morning sky, the Space Shuttle Atlantis slowly travels on the Crawlerway toward the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) after its departure from Launch Pad 39A. This marks the second rollback for Atlantis since July because of hurricane threats. Atlantis, which is targeted for liftoff later this month on the STS-79 Shuttle mission, is returning to the VAB because of the threat from Hurricane Fran. The threat of Hurricane Bertha forced the rollback of Atlantis in July. Atlantis currently is scheduled for launch on the fourth Shuttle-Mir docking mission around mid-September. (Photo Release Date: 09/04/96 )

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