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SHUTTLE PROCESSING (Before Flight Activities Rarely Seen By The General Public). DISCOVER --- DISCOVERY. External Tank Arrives by Barge from MS. External Tank. Vertical Assembly Building. Removing External Tank From Carrier. External Tank Enters VAB. External Tank in VAB.

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SHUTTLE PROCESSING

(Before Flight Activities Rarely Seen By The General Public)

DISCOVER --- DISCOVERY



External Tank

Vertical Assembly Building


Removing

External Tank

From Carrier






Solid Rocket Boosters

Are Attached


SRB Motors Are

Mated To

Solids




Shuttle Has Been Processing Facility

Moved To VAB And

And Will Be Attached

To External Tank


Shuttle is Attached Processing Facility


Payload Preparation Room (PPR) Processing Facility


Cargo Package For ISS Processing Facility


New Module For ISS Processing Facility



Payload Carrier Leaves PPR Processing Facility



Lifting Payload Into Position For Insertion Into Discovery When It Arrives At The Pad


Shuttle Discovery Leaves VAB Discovery When It Arrives At The Pad


Shuttle & Crawler Discovery When It Arrives At The Pad

TRIP:

Length--- 3 ½ mi

Time--- 6-8 hours

Launch Pad


Crawler Control Discovery When It Arrives At The Pad


DISCOVERY ARRIVES AT PAD Discovery When It Arrives At The Pad


READY FOR LAUNCH Discovery When It Arrives At The Pad


We Have Lift Off Discovery When It Arrives At The Pad


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