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STS-134 Space Shuttle Endeavour rollover from OPF to VAB time lapse

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Uploaded on Apr 9, 2011

When Space Shuttle Endeavour returned from its last mission on Feb 21st 2010 STS-130. The Orbitor was towed to Orbitor Processing Facility bay 2 or OPF2 where the ship was stripped down and prepared for it's final flight to the International Space Station on flight STS-134.

When the Shuttle is ready it is moved from the OPF to the VAB. This is known as Rollover. Typically this takes place first thing in the morning as indeed it did this time. We arrived at dawn on the 28th Feb 2011 for first movement which happened around about 8am.

Our video is a time lapse showing the painfully slow backing up of the Space Shuttle Endeavour from the OPF, through the (relatively rapid) movement between the hangers, to the final stop inside the VAB where it will go through a process known as Lift and Mate.

Full article and picture gallery http://www.wired4space.com/rockets/sp...

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