From Flickr: “STS-27 Rollout” by NASA on The Commons

A flock of birds take flight shortly after the Space Shuttle Atlantis arrives at Pad 39B after being rolled out from the Vehicle Assembly Building approximately six hours before. Atlantis launched in late November 1988 on Space Shuttle mission STS-27, a Department of Defense dedicated mission. This was Atlantis’ third mission in space.

Image # : 88PC-1267
Date: November 2, 1988

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