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Space Shuttle Discovery to Move to Vehicle Assembly Building



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
> May 1, 2006
>
> Katherine Trinidad 
> Headquarters, Washington 
> (202) 358-3749 
>
> Jessica Rye 
> Kennedy Space Center, Fla. 
> (321) 867-2468 
>
>
>
> SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY TO MOVE TO VEHICLE ASSEMBLY BUILDING
>
> NASA invites you to the Kennedy Space Center, Fla. for an 
> important milestone for the upcoming Space Shuttle Discovery mission, 
> designated STS-121. On Friday, May 12, Discovery is scheduled to be 
> moved out of its hangar. 
>
> The move from the Orbiter Processing Facility to the Vehicle Assembly 
> Building at Kennedy is known as the rollover. Inside the assembly 
> building, Discovery will be attached to a redesigned external fuel 
> tank and twin solid rocket boosters. 
>
> Discovery's launch is targeted for July 1 with a launch window that 
> extends to July 19. During its 12-day mission to the International 
> Space Station, Discovery's crew of seven will test new hardware and 
> techniques to improve shuttle safety, as well as deliver supplies to 
> the station. 
>
> For information about the next shuttle mission visit: 
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle 
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