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This image shows the Atlas V rocket booster being delivered to Cape Canaveral. Under blue skies streaked with thin clouds, technicians supervise the unloading of the large Atlas V rocket booster from a Russian cargo plane.  The booster is covered in a protective white cloth.  Looking like a great white shark with its mouth wide open, the enormous cargo plane's nose cone is lifted to allow the rocket to be rolled out onto the asphalt 'Skid Strip' at Cape Canaveral.
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One Step Closer to Launch: Rocket Delivery

The Lockheed Martin-built Atlas V rocket booster is rolled out of a Russian Antonov AH-124-100 cargo airplane at Cape Canaveral.

Credit: KSC

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