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From high bay 3 of NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building, Space Shuttle Discovery begins to Launch Pad 39B.

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From high bay 3 of NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building, Space Shuttle Discovery begins its slow 4.2-mile journey via the crawlerway (seen in the background) to Launch Pad 39B. The shuttle rests on a mobile launcher platform that sits atop a crawler-transporter. First motion was at 12:45 p.m. EDT. The rollout is an important step before launch of Discovery on mission STS-121 to the International Space Station. Discovery's launch is targeted for July 1 in a launch window that extends to July 19. During the 12-day mission, Discovery's crew will test new hardware and techniques to improve shuttle safety, as well as deliver supplies and make repairs to the station. Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton

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  • Title: From high bay 3 of NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building, Space Shuttle Discovery begins to Launch Pad 39B.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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