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NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery to Move to Launch Pad



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
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> Sept. 26, 2007
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> John Yembrick
> Headquarters, Washington 
> 202-358-0602
> john.yembrick-1@nasa.gov
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> George Diller
> Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
> 321-867-2468
> george.h.diller@nasa.gov
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> NASA'S SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY TO MOVE TO LAUNCH PAD
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> CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to roll 
> out to Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on 
> Saturday, Sept. 29, as preparations for the STS-120 mission move 
> forward. Discovery is targeted to lift off Oct. 23 on a 14-day 
> mission to the International Space Station.
>
> The first motion of the shuttle out of Kennedy's Vehicle Assembly 
> Building is planned at 8 p.m. EDT. The 3.4-mile journey to the launch 
> pad is expected to take about six hours.
>
> NASA Television will provide a live picture of Discovery at the launch 
> pad beginning at 7 a.m. Sunday. Video highlights of the rollout will 
> air on NASA TV's Video File segments. 
>
>  The STS-120 mission will add a module to the space station that will 
> serve as a port for installing additional international laboratories. 
> The Harmony module will be the first expansion of the living and 
> working space on the orbiting laboratory since 2001. The upcoming 
> mission also will move the first set of solar arrays installed on the 
> station to a permanent location on the complex and redeploy them.
>
> For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming 
> video, visit:
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> http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
>
> For information about the STS-120 mission and crew, visit:
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> http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle
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