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Dawn reveals the arrival of Discovery secured at Launch Pad 39A to begin prelaunch processing for the STS-124 mission.

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NASA
Washington, DC, United States

At NASA's Kennedy Space Center, dawn reveals the arrival of space shuttle Discovery, secured atop the mobile launch platform below, at Launch Pad 39A to begin prelaunch processing 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: Dawn reveals the arrival of Discovery secured at Launch Pad 39A to begin prelaunch processing for the STS-124 mission.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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