Sunrise photography of Atlas 5 rocket

As technicians were readying the United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket for rollback from Cape Canaveral's Complex 41 to the Vertical Integration Facility on Sunday, Aug. 26 to ride out Tropical Storm Isaac, here's a collection of photos from the predawn darkness and dawn breaking on the Space Coast.

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Photo credit: NASA-KSC/Ben Smegelsky

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