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Shuttle Activities

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Before flight activities rarely seen by the general public-FYI this type of Space Transportaion System (STS) have been retired very recently for the transitional Russian STS.

Before flight activities rarely seen by the general public-FYI this type of Space Transportaion System (STS) have been retired very recently for the transitional Russian STS.

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    Shuttle Activities Shuttle Activities 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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