[sarex] DISCOVERY AT THE LAUNCH PAD
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Thu Nov 9 12:18:09 PST 2006
> DISCOVERY AT THE LAUNCH PAD-GO
> SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
> At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Space Shuttle Discovery has
> arrived at Launch Pad 39B following an overnight move from the
> cavernous Vehicle Assembly Building. Perched atop the mobile launcher
> platform and carried by a massive crawler transporter, the shuttle
> assembly began the 4.2-mile journey at 12:29 a.m. EST and was
> officially in place at the pad at 9:03 a.m.
> Meanwhile, the P5 integrated truss segment and SPACEHAB module are
> already inside the environmentally controlled payload changeout room
> at the launch pad. The payloads soon will be transferred into the
> orbiter's waiting payload bay.
> The STS-116 mission is No. 20 to the International Space Station and
> construction flight 12A.1. The launch window opens Dec. 6.
> *STS-116 Mission*
> + The crew
> + The mission
> + The Integrated Truss Structure
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