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After the I-beams were bolted together, they were also welded together, and then a "patch" was welded over the top of them, using beams which had formerly supported the S-II's cradle.
The joining of the I-beams done, the crew used a crane and a forklift to lift each I-beam up and position it on top of the jacking, and then they lowered the S-II and its cradle onto the I-beam.
By this time, it was nearly 7:00 pm on the only day it didn't rain. The first shift welders were ready to go home, and the second shift was expected to start welding by about 7:30. One of the crew said that they expected that the welding wouldn't be done until 10:00 or 11:00 pm.
So, Thursday ended with the S-II still in the rocket garden.
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