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

2 External Tank Arrives by Barge from MS

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4 Vertical Assembly Building External Tank

5 Removing External Tank From Carrier

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7 External Tank Enters VAB

8 External Tank in VAB

9 Preparing to Lift the Tank to Vertical

10 Lifting Tank

11 Solid Rockets Are Attached

12 Engines Are Attached To Solids

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

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17 Shuttle In Sling Ready For Lift In VAB

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

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20 Shuttle is Attached

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24 Payload Preparation Room (PPR)

25 Cargo Package For ISS

26 New Module For ISS

27 Payload Ready To Be Moved to The Launch Pad

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29 Payload Carrier Leaves PPR

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31 Payload Being Moved To Launch Pad

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

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36 Shuttle Discovery Leaves VAB

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38 Shuttle & Crawler Launch Pad TRIP: Length--- 3 ½ mi Time hours

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40 Crawler Control

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42 DISCOVERY ARRIVES AT PAD

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46 READY FOR LAUNCH

47 We Have Lift Off

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