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El Discovery El Discovery Presentation Transcript

  • SHUTTLE PROCESSING (Before Flight Activities Rarely Seen By The General Public) DISCOVER --- DISCOVERY
  • External Tank Arrives by Barge from MS
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  • Vertical Assembly Building External Tank
  • Removing External Tank From Carrier
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  • External Tank Enters VAB
  • External Tank in VAB
  • Preparing to Lift the Tank to Vertical
  • Lifting Tank
  • Solid Rockets Are Attached
  • Engines Are Attached To Solids
  • Engines Are Attached To The Shuttle In The Shuttle Processing Facility
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  • Shuttle In Sling Ready For Lift In VAB
  • Shuttle Has Been Moved To VAB And And Will Be Attached To External Tank
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  • Shuttle is Attached
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  • Payload Preparation Room (PPR)
  • Cargo Package For ISS
  • New Module For ISS
  • Payload Ready To Be Moved to The Launch Pad
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  • Payload Carrier Leaves PPR
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  • Payload Being Moved To Launch Pad
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  • Lifting Payload Into Position For Insertion Into Discovery When It Arrives At The Pad
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  • Shuttle Discovery Leaves VAB
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  • Shuttle & Crawler Launch Pad TRIP: Length--- 3 ½ mi Time--- 6-8 hours
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  • Crawler Control
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  • DISCOVERY ARRIVES AT PAD
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  • READY FOR LAUNCH
  • We Have Lift Off
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