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From the upper regions of NASA Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building is lowered into a checkout cell.

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

From the upper regions of NASA Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building, the newly delivered external tank is lowered into a checkout cell for further work. Designated ET-119, the 154-foot tank will be lifted into a checkout cell for further work. The tank, which will launch space shuttle Discovery on mission STS-121, will fly with many major safety changes, including the removal of the protuberance air load ramps. A large piece of foam from a ramp came off during the last shuttle launch in July 2005. The ramps were removed to eliminate a potential source of damaging debris to the space shuttle. The next launch of Discovery is scheduled for May 2006. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann

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  • Title: From the upper regions of NASA Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building is lowered into a checkout cell.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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