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SHUTTLE PROCESSING (Before Flight Activities Rarely Seen By The General Public) DISCOVER --- DISCOVERY

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External Tank Arrives by Barge from MS

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Vertical Assembly Building External Tank

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Removing External Tank From Carrier

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External Tank Enters VAB

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External Tank in VAB

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Preparing to Lift the Tank to Vertical

Slide 10:

Lifting Tank

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Solid Rockets Are Attached

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Engines Are Attached To Solids

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Engines Are Attached To The Shuttle In The Shuttle Processing Facility

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Shuttle In Sling Ready For Lift In VAB

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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)

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Cargo Package For ISS

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New Module For ISS

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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 Launch Pad TRIP: Length--- 3 ½ mi Time--- 6-8 hours

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Crawler Control

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We Have Lift Off

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