Space Shuttle Atlantis rolled out of its processing facility Wednesday – the last time a shuttle will be prepped for orbit.

Space Shuttle Atlantis is backed out of the orbiter processing facility (OPF).

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Atlantis was rolled over to the vehicle assembly building (VAB) that can be seen in the background.

Atlantis is attached to heavy duty cranes once it enters the building.

A technician attaches Atlantis to cranes that will lift it vertically into the “high bay” for attachment to the already assembled fuel tank and rocket boosters.

Atlantis being lifted and put into the vertical position.

Atlantis on the crane about to be lifted into the high bay.

Another shot of Atlantis on the way to the high bay.

Watch a time lapse video the launch preparation process courtesy of YouTube user okuyamamasao

Lon Seidman is the host and producer of “Lon.TV,” a consumer technology video show that is on a number of platforms including YouTube and Amazon. He creates in-depth, consumer-friendly product reviews and commentary. His YouTube channel has over 300,000 subscribers and more than 100 million views.

In addition to being a full-time content creator, Lon is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Hartford (his alma mater) where he teaches a course in entrepreneurial content creation.

Prior to becoming a full-time creator, Lon was a partner at The Safety Zone, his family’s business that manufactures gloves and safety equipment. The company has locations around the globe and employs over 200 people worldwide. The Safety Zone was acquired by the Genuine Parts Corporation in 2016.

Lon is also active in public service, serving as the Chairman of the Essex Board of Education, a member of the Region 4 Board of Education, and as the Secretary / Treasurer of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education. He was endorsed by both Democrats and Republicans for his re-election in 2021.

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