Charleston C-17 transports NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander
Staff Sgt. Mike Morris secures support equipment for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander in a C-17 Globemaster III May 7 at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The lander, which was built at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company's Waterton Canyon facilities in Littleton, Colo., was loaded on a C-17 for transportation to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for final test and launch preparations. The Phoenix lander is slated for liftoff aboard a Delta II launch vehicle in early August. Sergeant Morris is a loadmaster with the 16th Airlift Squadron at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alex Gochnour)
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