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Hatch Closed and Locked



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

*Hatch Closed and Locked
23 October 2007
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Technicians working at Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in 
Florida have closed the hatch, or doorway, leading into space shuttle 
Discovery's crew compartment. The shuttle’s seven astronauts are running 
through pre-launch tests and checks. Technicians are putting the 
finishing touches on the white room itself so it can safely fold away 
from Discovery in the last few minutes before launch.

The countdown is proceeding towards an 11:38 a.m. EDT liftoff.

Image Above: STS-120 commander Pamela Meroy gets strapped into space 
shuttle Discovery. Image credit: NASA TV
TO VIEW IMAGE GO 
TO:http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html


*Mission Information*
+ STS-120 Mission Overview 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts120/index.html>
+ Harmony Node 2 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/behindscenes/harmony_payload.html> 

+ Space Shuttle Discovery 
<http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/shuttleoperations/orbiters/discovery-info.html>
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