Workers prepare to tow Space Shuttle orbiter Atlantis from the OPF to the VAB. The move will allow work to be performed in the OPF that can only be accomplished while the bay is empty. Atlantis will remain in the VAB for about 10 days, then return to the OPF as work resumes to prepare it for launch in Sept 2004 on the first return-to-flight mission, STS-114. 12/05/2003. Credit: NASA
71-HC-1103 ( 89k or 795k ) Apollo 15 launch. Research by J.L. Pickering.
The space shuttle Endeavour,fresh from the mission and mounted atop its modified Boeing 747 carrier aircraft, flies over California's Mojave Desert on a three-day trip back to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday Dec. By AP Photo/NASA