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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

SHUTTLE PROCESSING

(Before Flight Activities Rarely Seen By The General Public)

DISCOVER --- DISCOVERY



Shuttle processing before flight activities rarely seen by the general public

External Tank

Vertical Assembly Building


Shuttle processing before flight activities rarely seen by the general public

Removing

External Tank

From Carrier






Shuttle processing before flight activities rarely seen by the general public

Solid Rocket Boosters

Are Attached


Shuttle processing before flight activities rarely seen by the general public

SRB Motors Are

Mated To

Solids




Shuttle processing before flight activities rarely seen by the general public

Shuttle Has Been Processing Facility

Moved To VAB And

And Will Be Attached

To External Tank


Shuttle processing before flight activities rarely seen by the general public

Shuttle is Attached Processing Facility


Shuttle processing before flight activities rarely seen by the general public

Payload Preparation Room (PPR) Processing Facility


Shuttle processing before flight activities rarely seen by the general public

Cargo Package For ISS Processing Facility


Shuttle processing before flight activities rarely seen by the general public

New Module For ISS Processing Facility



Shuttle processing before flight activities rarely seen by the general public

Payload Carrier Leaves PPR Processing Facility



Shuttle processing before flight activities rarely seen by the general public

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


Shuttle processing before flight activities rarely seen by the general public

Shuttle Discovery Leaves VAB Discovery When It Arrives At The Pad


Shuttle processing before flight activities rarely seen by the general public

Shuttle & Crawler Discovery When It Arrives At The Pad

TRIP:

Length--- 3 ½ mi

Time--- 6-8 hours

Launch Pad


Shuttle processing before flight activities rarely seen by the general public

Crawler Control Discovery When It Arrives At The Pad


Shuttle processing before flight activities rarely seen by the general public

DISCOVERY ARRIVES AT PAD Discovery When It Arrives At The Pad


Shuttle processing before flight activities rarely seen by the general public

READY FOR LAUNCH Discovery When It Arrives At The Pad


Shuttle processing before flight activities rarely seen by the general public

We Have Lift Off Discovery When It Arrives At The Pad