Replica Engines for Atlantis (RSME), in Orbiter Processing Facility

Technicians in the aft portion of space shuttle Atlantis connect three replica shuttle main engines (RSME), in Orbiter Processing Facility-1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.   Image credit: NASA, Glenn Benson

The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing of the space shuttle fleet, in 65,000-square-foot exhibit hall in Shuttle Plaza at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, in preparation for the exhibit’s grand opening in July 2013.