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The Rotating Service Structure rolls back from around Space Shuttle Discovery in preparation for launch on mission STS-105.

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On Launch Pad 39a, the Rotating Service Structure rolls back from around Space Shuttle Discovery in preparation for launch on mission STS-105. On the mission, Discovery will be transporting the Expedition Three crew and several payloads and scientific experiments to the ISS, including the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank. The EAS, which will support the thermal control subsystems until a permanent system is activated, will be attached to the Station during two spacewalks. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station. Launch is scheduled for 5:38 p.m. EDT Aug. 9

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  • Title: The Rotating Service Structure rolls back from around Space Shuttle Discovery in preparation for launch on mission STS-105.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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