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A crawler transporter moves space shuttle Discovery secured atop a mobile launch platform to prepare for the STS-124 mission.

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At NASA's Kennedy Space Center, a crawler transporter moves space shuttle Discovery, secured atop a mobile launch platform, along the crawlerway from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A to prepare for the STS-124 mission. The 3.4-mile journey from the Vehicle Assembly Building began at 11:47 p.m. on May 2. The shuttle arrived at the launch pad at 4:25 a.m. EDT May 3 and was secured, or hard down, by 6:06 a.m. On the 13-day mission, Discovery and its crew will deliver the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Japanese Experiment Module – Pressurized Module and the Japanese Remote Manipulator System. Launch is targeted for May 31. Photo credit: NASA/Troy Cryder

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  • Title: A crawler transporter moves space shuttle Discovery secured atop a mobile launch platform to prepare for the STS-124 mission.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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