[sarex] Discovery at the Pad

Arthur Rowe azrowe80 at verizon.net
Tue Oct 2 15:53:58 PDT 2007


*Discovery at the Pad* - 2 October 2007

Discovery sits atop of Launch Pad 39A. Image credit: NASA/George Shelton
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On Sunday, space shuttle Discovery arrived at Launch Pad 39A at NASA's 
Kennedy Space Center, resting on the hardstand by 1:15 p.m. The shuttle 
began its slow 3.4-mile journey to the pad atop the crawler transporter 
at 6:47 a.m., leaving the Vehicle Assembly Building as the sun began to 

Also at the pad is the payload canister containing the Harmony module 
that the STS-120 crew will deliver to the International Space Station. 
Harmony will be installed in Discovery's payload bay as launch 
preparations continue at the pad.

Launch of Discovery and its seven-member crew is targeted Oct. 23.

*Mission Information*
+ STS-120 Mission Overview 
+ Harmony Node 2 

+ Space Shuttle Discovery 

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