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Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-01-2006 12:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA images and caption

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In darkness, Discovery rolls out of its processing facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for the short trip to the Vehicle Assembly Building. Once there, the orbiter will be joined to its large external tank and twin solid rocket boosters, which are already stacked on the mobile launch platform.

Space Shuttle Discovery is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B no earlier than Nov. 7 in preparation for launch on mission STS-116 to the International Space Station. The mission's payload includes the next space station component -- the P5 integrated truss segment -- as well as the SPACEHAB module and other key components. During the mission, the crew will not only install the truss segment, but also rewire the station to use the new solar arrays deployed by the crew of STS-115 in September. The launch window for mission STS-116 opens Dec. 7.


Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-02-2006 02:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

cspg
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posted 11-02-2006 04:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert,

great pictures!

Chris.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-02-2006 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA's Kim Shiflett captured a great series of shots. For the complete collection, see: KSC's Media Archive.

OV-105
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posted 11-02-2006 07:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OV-105   Click Here to Email OV-105     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That must be one of the worst jobs to have at KSC. Go all over the place taking photos of the shuttle or what ever the payload is. I forgot the other part getting paid to do that. I think anyone here would do it for free.

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