Double shuttle

If you are a fan of the NASA space program, there is a rare event occurring at Kennedy Space Center at the moment. The shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to launch on a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope on May 12th from pad 39A. At the same time, shuttle Endeavour is being prepared on pad 39B for a quick response rescue mission, should the Atlantis crew become endangered during their mission.

It is quite a sight to see the two shuttles prepared at the same time. SpaceFlightNow has some good shots.

In addition, this is the last time a shuttle will stand on pad 39B before the site is redesigned for use with the new Ares 1 rockets.

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