How they mate the space shuttle to a 747

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by NASA

KING5.com

Posted on April 17, 2012 at 9:13 AM

The large gantry-like steel structures at the Dryden Flight Research Center and Kennedy Space Center are essential to the Space Shuttle Program, being used to hoist the orbiters off the ground during post-landing servicing operations at Dryden and during mating and demating operations with the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) at both Dryden and Kennedy.

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