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On Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida workers remove quick disconnects.

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On Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, workers remove one of the ground umbilical carrier plate's (GUCP) quick disconnects. A hydrogen gas leak at that location on the external fuel tank during tanking for space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 mission to the International Space Station caused the launch attempt to be scrubbed Nov. 5. The GUCP will be examined to determine the cause of the hydrogen leak and then repaired. The GUCP is the overboard vent to the pad and the flame stack where the excess hydrogen is burned off.


Discovery's next launch attempt is no earlier than Nov. 30 at 4:02 a.m. EST. For more information on STS-133, visit www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts133/. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller

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  • Title: On Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida workers remove quick disconnects.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
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