SHUTTLE PROCESSING

(Before Flight Activities Rarely Seen Public) By The General

DISCOVER --- DISCOVERY

External Tank Arrives by Barge from MS

External Tank

Vertical Assembly Building

Removing External Tank From Carrier .

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External Tank Enters VAB .

External Tank in VAB .

Preparing to Lift the Tank to Vertical .

Lifting Tank .

Solid Rockets Are Attached .

Engines Are Attached To Solids .

Engines Are Attached To The Shuttle In The Shuttle Processing Facility .

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Shuttle In Sling Ready For Lift In VAB .

Shuttle Has Been Moved To VAB And And Will Be Attached To External Tank .

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Shuttle is Attached .

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Payload Preparation Room (PPR) .

Cargo Package For ISS .

New Module For ISS .

Payload Ready To Be Moved to The Launch Pad .

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Payload Carrier Leaves PPR .

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Payload Being Moved To Launch Pad .

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Lifting Payload Into Position For Insertion Into Discovery When It Arrives At The Pad .

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Shuttle Discovery Leaves VAB .

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Shuttle & Crawler TRIP: Length--.6-8 hours Launch Pad .3 ½ mi Time--.

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Crawler Control .

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DISCOVERY ARRIVES AT PAD .

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READY FOR LAUNCH .

We Have Lift Off .

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