An artist paints a scene of Atlantis on the pad during remote camera setup in the morning.
Photographers set up and check equipment on one of several "camera mounds" located just outside the launch pad's perimeter fence. Each setup is unique, designed to survive in the elements and trigger automatically at the time of launch.
Atlantis seen on the launch pad after RSS Retract.
Atlantis on the launch pad later in the evening. The Sound Suppression Water System's tower periodically expels excess water, as seen here.
Atlantis seen on the launch pad later in the evening.
In this view from the Press Site, the launch pad's xenon lights can be seen lighting the clouds.
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