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For the last time in history, the space shuttle makes its way from its Orbiter Processing Facility into the Vehicle Assembly Building for attachment to its external fuel tank and pair of twin solid rocket boosters that will take it into space. Aerial photos taken from the roof of the 525-foot VAB. Throngs of employees, media and others, including the four-member STS-135 crew of Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley, and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim,,  were on hand for the historic final move on May 17, 2011.