Atlantis Techs removed the forward reaction control system on the shuttle's nose. Engines are expected to be removed next week.
Techs will finish up preparations today in order to remove #shuttle Atlantis' main engines. Removal is expected to begin Thursday.
Chris, are there any updates on the order to do no harm to Atlantis and Endeavour? Has it now been removed ?
1. Even for STS-135, there is a debate that Discovery will be used instead of Atlantis citing Atlantis was due for an OMDP etc. So how can Atlantis can continue flying without a significant gap according to the current situation?
Regarding the latest article that Atlantis and Endeavour can technically fly two flights per year:Can some one elaborate more on how United Space Alliance can do this? (technically).
Techs conduct "power up" testing on Atlantis today. They'll also continue orbital maneuvering & reaction control systems venting