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Shuttle Discovery Reached Launch Pad

Posted on the 01 February 2011 by Kovmil

Shuttle Discovery reached Launch Pad 39A at 2:55 a.m. EST following its 3.4 mile trek on the crawler-transporter from the Vehicle Assembly Building. First motion began at 7:58 p.m. EST Monday.Discovery reach the Pad, and history! It's his last flight to the International Space Station. I don't need to say anything more. It's all said here, on this video about Discovery. Enjoy!Shuttle Discovery Reached Launch PadImage above: Bathed in bright xenon lights, space shuttle Discovery makes its nighttime trek, known as "rollout," from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett


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