Space Shuttle Atlantis Gets A Piggy Back Ride

A specially modified 747 jet took off from Edwards Air Force Base in California Monday with Space Shuttle Atlantis on top. The shuttle is getting a lift home to Florida’s Kennedy Space Center after being diverted to Edwards due to poor weather conditions. (Robyn Beck/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

Space Shuttle Atlantis did not make it back to Florida after taking off from Edwards Air Force Base in California, instead, it spent the night in El Paso at the Fort Bliss Biggs Army Airfield.
When the double decker plane took off this morning it made a short detour to White Sands, New Mexico for a flyover and then headed back to Florida.
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