A massive 19 million pounds (8.6 million kilograms) of Space Shuttle,
support and transport hardware, inch toward Launch Pad 39A from the Vehicle
Assembly Building. The fully assembled Space Shuttle Endeavour, minus
its payloads, weighs about 4.5 million pounds (2 million kg.).
credit: NASA GRIN Image # : 95PC-0285
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