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