KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Space Shuttle Atlantis inches its way to Launch Pad 39A for the second time. In the background is the launch pad; the crawlerway leading to it (on the right) extends toward the horizon. An attempt to roll out on Jan. 2 incurred a failed computer processor on the crawler transporter and the Shuttle was returned to the Vehicle Assembly Building using a secondary computer processor on the vehicle. Atlantis will fly on mission STS-98, the seventh construction flight to the International Space Station, carrying the U.S. Laboratory, named Destiny. The lab will have five system racks already installed inside the module. After delivery of electronics in the lab, electrically powered attitude control for Control Moment Gyroscopes will be activated. Atlantis is scheduled for launch no earlier than Jan. 19, 2001, with a crew of five. (Photo Release Date: 01/03/2001 )
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