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Atlas V Launch Preparation

December 27, 2012
At Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, workers monitor an overhead crane as it lowers the Centaur upper stage for the United Launch Alliance Atlas V into position the Vertical Integration Facility. Once in position, the upper stage will be attached to the Atlas V booster stage, already at the pad. Image credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann June 24, 2011