The rising sun breaks through the darkness to partially illuminate the Space Shuttle Atlantis as it slowly and carefully makes the 3.4-mile journey to Launch Pad 39A in preparation for launch of Mission STS-86. STS-86 will be the seventh docking of the Space Shuttle with the Russian Space Station Mir. Liftoff is targeted for no earlier than Sept. 22. (Photo Release Date: 08/18/97 )
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