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Atlantis, Wheel Stop Ceremony by OpticaLLightspeed Atlantis, Wheel Stop Ceremony by OpticaLLightspeed
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Removal of Thermal effect on side of Orbiter.

KSC celebrating Atlantis's final flight and final flight of the Space Shuttle program. Atlantis was rolled back to the Orbiter Processing Facility after landing this morning to a half-day event which brought out approx. 4,000 plus employees to celebrate her final flight and the final flight of the Shuttle program.
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:icondinobatfan:
dinobatfan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
This is such a grand shot!!! I'm just blown away by it! :D
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:iconmeganbednarz:
meganbednarz Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011   General Artist
She looks like one worn-out old bird. Hope she passes her retirement in peace.
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:iconthe-sashimi-frog:
the-sashimi-frog Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I cried on the last launch and I cried on the return. It's the end of an era. I remember all the kids saying they wanted to be astronauts when they grew up; I wonder what they'll strive for now?
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:iconopticallightspeed:
OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional Photographer
I hope they will still strive to be Astronauts if that is their passion. Just because the Shuttle program ended, does not mean we will not be sending astronauts into space. It just means that under this current administration (which in my opinion is very, very short sighted) it will take a bit longer to get back to flying manned Space exploration missions.
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:iconbabynuke:
babynuke Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
End of an era! What will this mean for you?
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:iconopticallightspeed:
OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
What will it mean for me? Well, I work for the Institutional Support Contractor (ISC) at KSC so it will mean additional responsibilities for my organization with the hand-over of a goodly portion of the facilities managed by the former Shuttle Operations Contractor (USA) that will now fall under The ISC contract. So for the near-term future there will be plenty of Facilities maintenance/upkeep work.
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:iconbabynuke:
babynuke Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah ok, so thankfully not out of a job!
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:iconopticallightspeed:
OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
At this time no, but I have worked out at KSC for almost 23 years and the one think that is a constent with the KSC contractor work-force is that layoffs can happen even in the middle of a successful program. But right now all is good for the few of us that remain.
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:iconsandor09:
sandor09 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Now... only in museum. :(
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:iconopticallightspeed:
OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
At least this one (Atlantis) will stay close to home (KSC)
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