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DISCOVERY AT THE LAUNCH PAD





> DISCOVERY AT THE LAUNCH PAD-GO 
> T0:http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/161883main_dawnroll_lg.jpg
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> SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
>
> At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Space Shuttle Discovery has 
> arrived at Launch Pad 39B following an overnight move from the 
> cavernous Vehicle Assembly Building. Perched atop the mobile launcher 
> platform and carried by a massive crawler transporter, the shuttle 
> assembly began the 4.2-mile journey at 12:29 a.m. EST and was 
> officially in place at the pad at 9:03 a.m.
>
> Meanwhile, the P5 integrated truss segment and SPACEHAB module are 
> already inside the environmentally controlled payload changeout room 
> at the launch pad. The payloads soon will be transferred into the 
> orbiter's waiting payload bay.
>
> The STS-116 mission is No. 20 to the International Space Station and 
> construction flight 12A.1. The launch window opens Dec. 6.
>
>
>
> *STS-116 Mission*
> + The crew 
> <http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts116/index.html> 
>
> + The mission 
> <http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts116/mission_overview.html> 
>
> + The Integrated Truss Structure 
> <http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/structure/elements/its.html>
>
> **
>
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