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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 Arrives by Barge from MS


External Tank

Vertical Assembly Building


Removing

External Tank

From Carrier


External Tank Enters VAB


External Tank in VAB


Preparing to Lift the Tank to Vertical


Lifting Tank


Solid Rocket Boosters

Are Attached


SRB Motors Are

Mated 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

TRIP:

Length--- 3 ½ mi

Time--- 6-8 hours

Launch Pad


Crawler Control


DISCOVERY ARRIVES AT PAD


READY FOR LAUNCH


We Have Lift Off


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