mate–demate facility

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A structure that lifts a space shuttle on or off a Boeing 747 aircraft. The 747 is used to fly the shuttle from its landing site at Edwards Air Force Base, California, to the launch site at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. There is a mate–demate facility at both locations.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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