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Discover the discovery

  1. 1. SHUTTLE PROCESSING (Before Flight Activities Rarely Seen By The General DISCOVER --Public) DISCOVERY
  2. 2. External Tank Arrives by Barge from MS
  3. 3. External Tank Vertical Assembly Building
  4. 4. Removing External Tank From Carrier
  5. 5. External Tank Enters VAB
  6. 6. External Tank in VAB
  7. 7. Preparing to Lift the Tank to Vertical
  8. 8. Lifting Tank
  9. 9. Solid Rockets Are Attached
  10. 10. Engines Are Attached To Solids
  11. 11. Engines Are Attached To The Shuttle In The Shuttle Processing Facility
  12. 12. Shuttle In Sling Ready For Lift In VAB
  13. 13. Shuttle Has Been Moved To VAB And And Will Be Attached To External Tank
  14. 14. Shuttle is Attached
  15. 15. Payload Preparation Room (PPR)
  16. 16. Cargo Package For ISS
  17. 17. New Module For ISS
  18. 18. Payload Ready To Be Moved to The Launch Pad
  19. 19. Payload Carrier Leaves PPR
  20. 20. Payload Being Moved To Launch Pad
  21. 21. Lifting Payload Into Position For Insertion Into Discovery When It Arrives At The Pad
  22. 22. Shuttle Discovery Leaves VAB
  23. 23. Shuttle & Crawler TRIP: Length--- 3 ½ mi Time--- 6-8 hours Launch Pad
  24. 24. Crawler Control
  25. 25. DISCOVERY ARRIVES AT PAD
  26. 26. READY FOR LAUNCH
  27. 27. We Have Lift Off

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