Back to STS-135 launch photos

In these rare and colorful photos, the massive External Tank is mated to the shuttle for the final mission, STS-135, inside the mammoth
Vehicle Assembly Building. For another amazing scale perspective (person to shuttle to VAB), see
The rest of the photos are in order, from the ET in its checkout cell high in the west side of the VAB, to being
lowered onto the SRBs on the east side high bay.
This next photo (just this one) is from STS-127, as it was lowered onto the SRBs (for size perspective):