The Space Shuttle Atlantis in full launch configuration is reflected in water around Launch Pad 39A as the Rotating Service Structure (RSS) is rotated back to the park position. Rollback of the RSS is a major preflight milestone, typically occurring during the T-11-hour hold on L-1 (the day before launch). Atlantis and its crew of seven are in final preparations for liftoff on Mission STS-84, the sixth of nine planned dockings of the Space Shuttle with the Russian Space Station Mir. Launch is scheduled at about 4:08 a.m. during an approximately 7-minute launch window. The exact liftoff time will be determined about 90 minutes prior to launch, based on the most current location of Mir. (Photo Release Date: 05/14/97 )
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