[sarex] Discovery Moves Toward October Liftoff
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Fri Sep 14 16:13:06 PDT 2007
SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
*Discovery Moves Toward October Liftoff*
Next week, the launch of space shuttle Discovery on mission STS-120
moves one step closer as technicians are scheduled to roll the shuttle
the short distance from the Orbiter Processing Facility to the giant
Vehicle Assembly Building. Once inside, Discovery will be lifted and
then joined to the waiting boosters and tank on the mobile launch
platform. The main payload for the mission, the Italian-built U.S.
Harmony module for the International Space Station, will be loaded
inside Discovery at the launch pad.
Work on Discovery in progress.
Image above: In the Orbiter Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space
Center, workers secure the tool storage assembly unit into Discovery's
payload bay. Photo credit: NASA/Amanda Diller
+ View larger image
+ STS-120 Mission Overview
+ Harmony Node 2
+ Space Shuttle Discovery
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