[sarex] STS-120 Launch Rehearsal Up Next

Arthur Rowe azrowe80 at verizon.net
Fri Oct 5 14:09:47 PDT 2007


*Launch Rehearsal Up Next
5 October 2007
The seven STS-120 astronauts are due to fly into NASA's Kennedy Space 
Center in Florida on Sunday evening, in advance of next week's launch 
dress rehearsal activities. During the week, the astronauts and ground 
crews are scheduled to participate in various simulated countdown 
activities and training exercises.

Over the past week, space shuttle Discovery rolled out from the Vehicle 
Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A, where the payload for its mission 
was installed in the shuttle's cargo bay. The payload includes the 
Italian-built U.S. Harmony module, which will be delivered to the 
International Space Station.

Launch of Discovery is targeted for Oct. 23. Space shuttle Discovery at 
Launch Pad 39A. Discovery was transported atop the crawler transporter 
from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A, where launch 
preparations are under way. Image credit: NASA/George Shelton
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*Mission Information*
+ STS-120 Mission Overview 
+ Harmony Node 2 

+ Space Shuttle Discovery 

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