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May 31, 2011
The Space Shuttle Atlantis is transferred from the giant Vehicle Assembly Building's high bay 1 to high bay 3 as preparations for de-stacking of the orbiter begin. The orbited will be separated from its solid rocket boosters and external fuel tank before being taken to the Orbiter Processing Facility. Once there, it will begin an extended processing flow to undergo return-to-flight modifications and other preparations for the STS-27 mission next year.

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