The Space Shuttle Atlantis rolls out of Orbiter Processing Facility 1 and into the cavernous 525-foot Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) Feb. 7 in preparation for launch on the STS-117 mission. Atlantis was then lifted to the very top of the VAB by crane, and lowered down the other side to be attached to its External Tank and Solid Rocket Boosters.

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