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Final Shuttle Tank Gets New Orleans Send-Off

The last external fuel tank scheduled to fly on a space shuttle missionwas rolled away July 8 from the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleansin preparation for its 900-mile sea journey to the Kennedy Space Centerin Florida. The tank, designated ET-138, was completed by LockheedMartin workers on June 28. NASA and Lockheed Martin held a ceremony topay tribute to the Michoud employees who built and delivered 134 ETs tothe Space Shuttle Program over a span of 37 years. Once at Kennedy, thetank will be used to send shuttle Endeavour into space on its STS-134mission targeted for November first.
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