Space Shuttle Atlantis Crawling To Launchpad

May 31, 2011 at 8:25 am | Posted in Regular Feature, Science News | Leave a comment
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I found an excellent article by NPR this morning about how the Space Shuttle actually makes it to the launch pad using the worlds largest land vehicle, known as “The Crawler”. While Cmndr. Kelly and the crew of Endeavor (STS 134) prepare to land , the Crawler is slowly wheeling Atlantis (STS 135) to the ready position. So for this science Tuesday click the link and you can read about this behemoth vehicle and the people who make it work or you can even click the audio button NPR provides and listen to the story while you work.

A vehicle that travels at 18,000 MPH gets wheeled out at less than 8 MPH.

by Revmacd for Roqoo Depot – All The Latest Star Wars and Real Space News

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