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  • 1. S H U TTL E P R O C E S S IN G ( B e f o r e F lig h t A c t iv it ie sR a r e ly S e e n B y Th e D G S n e rO lV E b l i c - - - I e C a Pu R ) D IS C O V E R Y
  • 2. External Tank Arrives by Barge from MS
  • 3. External TankVertical Assembly Building
  • 4. RemovingExternal TankFrom Carrier
  • 5. External Tank Enters VAB
  • 6. External Tank in VAB
  • 7. Preparing to Lift the Tank to Vertical
  • 8. Lifting Tank
  • 9. Solid RocketsAre Attached
  • 10. Engines AreAttached To Solids
  • 11. Engines Are Attached To The Shuttle In The Shuttle Processing Facility
  • 12. Shuttle In Sling Ready For Lift In VAB
  • 13. Shuttle Has BeenMoved To VAB AndAnd Will Be Attached To External Tank
  • 14. Shuttle is Attached
  • 15. PayloadPreparation Room (PPR)
  • 16. Cargo Package For ISS
  • 17. New Module For ISS
  • 18. Payload Ready ToBe Moved to The Launch Pad
  • 19. Payload Carrier Leaves PPR
  • 20. Payload Being Moved To Launch Pad
  • 21. Lifting PayloadInto Position For Insertion IntoDiscovery When It Arrives At The Pad
  • 22. Shuttle Discovery Leaves VAB
  • 23. Shuttle & Crawler TRIP: Length--- 3 ½ mi Time--- 6-8 hours Launch Pad
  • 24. Crawler Control
  • 25. DISCOVERYARRIVES AT PAD
  • 26. READY FOR LAUNCH
  • 27. We Have Lift Off