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The closeout crew helps STS-120 Pilot George Zamka to get into a parachute pack before entering for a launch countdown.

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In the white room on Launch Pad 39A, the closeout crew helps STS-120 Pilot George Zamka to get into a parachute pack before entering space shuttle Discovery for a simulated launch countdown. The countdown is the culmination of the prelaunch terminal countdown demonstration test, or TCDT. His name patch reflects the nicknames the crew gave each other for the event. The TCDT at NASA's Kennedy Space Center provides astronauts and ground crews an opportunity to participate in various launch preparation activities, including equipment familiarization and emergency training. The STS-120 mission will deliver the U.S. Node 2 module, named Harmony, aboard space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station. Discovery is targeted to launch on its 14-day mission at 11:38 a.m. EDT on Oct. 23. Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton

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  • Title: The closeout crew helps STS-120 Pilot George Zamka to get into a parachute pack before entering for a launch countdown.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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