The Space Shuttle Atlantis makes its second trip to Launch Pad 39A May 15. The soggy six hour, 3.4 mile trip began at 5:02am EDT and Atlantis was 'hard down' on the pad at 11:47am EDT.

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Pockmarked but fixed, the hail-damaged External Tank glows in the morning sunlight. What look like divots are actually fresh foam, smoothed over and ready for flight:
A self-portrait reflected in a van window:
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