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Inside the gate to Launch Pad 39B Space Shuttle Endeavour start up the incline to the top.

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NASA
Washington, DC, United States

Inside the gate to Launch Pad 39B, Space Shuttle Endeavour and the Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) start up the incline to the top of the pad. The crawler-transporter beneath the MLP, which moves the Shuttle at about 1 mph, has a leveling system designed to keep the top of the Space Shuttle vertical while negotiating the 5 percent grade leading to the top of the pad. Endeavour is scheduled to be launched Nov. 30 at 10:01 p.m. EST on mission STS-97, the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections

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  • Title: Inside the gate to Launch Pad 39B Space Shuttle Endeavour start up the incline to the top.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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