shuttle process (before take off)

November 21, 2007 § 3 Comments

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left- vertical assembly building (vab) right- external tank in carrier

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removing the external tank from the carrier

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external tank entering the vab

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lifting the tank to vertical position

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solid rockets are attached

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shuttle, in its cradle, ready to be attached to external tank

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shuttle is about to be attached

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shuttle is attached

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shuttle and external tank is exiting the vab. name of this particular shuttle is discovery

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in the distance, on the left, you can see the launch pad. the shuttle and crawler travels to the pad. the distance of the trip is 3.5 miles. it takes about 8 hours for the shuttle to get to the launch pad

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shuttle arrives at launch pad

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ready for launch

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lift off!

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