Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Photo for the Day - September 22, 2010

* Photo for the Day *
Discovery at the Pad
Sept. 21, 2010
At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Space Shuttle Discovery is visible on Launch Pad 39A and a sign supporting the vehicle hangs on the pad perimeter gate. Later, the rotating service structure that protects the shuttle from the elements will be moved into place. It took the spacecraft about six hours to make the journey, known as "rollout," from the Vehicle Assembly Building to the pad... On its final mission, Discovery will take the Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) packed with supplies and critical spare parts, as well as Robonaut 2 (R2) to the International Space Station.
Info/image taken from the website
Image credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann

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