At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the STS-133 payload canister leaves the Canister Rotation Facility on a transport vehicle headed for Launch Pad 39A where it will be lifted into the rotating service structure.
The payload then will be moved into space shuttle Discovery's payload bay. Discovery and its STS-133 crew will deliver the Permanent Multipurpose Module, packed with supplies and critical spare parts, as well as Robonaut 2, the dexterous humanoid astronaut helper, to the International Space Station. Launch is targeted for 4:40 p.m. EDT, Nov. 1. Photo credit: NASA/Amanda Diller