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Inside the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

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Inside the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, workers lower Discovery's robotic arm onto a flat bed in a work area. The arm was removed from Discovery's payload bay. The arm was removed due to damage found on the arm after it was accidentally bumped by a bridge bucket in the payload bay. Ultrasound inspections revealed a small crack, measuring 1.25 inches by 0.015 inch deep. The arm will be sent back to the vendor for repair. The bucket was being used by technicians cleaning the area and was in the process of being stowed. A bridge bucket is a personnel transport device that is suspended from an overhead bridge that moves back and forth above the shuttle's mid-body. It allows workers to access the payload bay area without walking or standing on the payload bay floor or on the fixed platforms. Space Shuttle Discovery is scheduled for launch on mission STS-121 during a launch planning window of July 1-19. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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  • Title: Inside the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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