[sarex] Discovery at the Pad
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Tue Oct 2 15:53:58 PDT 2007
SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
*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.
+ STS-120 Mission Overview
+ Harmony Node 2
+ Space Shuttle Discovery
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