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Workers on either side of the payload canister check its condition after being rotated from a horizontal position.

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In the Vertical Integration Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, workers on either side of the payload canister check its condition after being rotated from a horizontal position. The canister contains the Japanese Experiment Module -Pressurized Module, which will be transported to Launch Pad 39A for space shuttle Discovery’s STS-124 mission. At the pad, the payload will be transferred from the canister into the payload changeout room on the rotating service structure. The changeout room is the enclosed, environmentally controlled portion of the service structure that supports cargo delivery to the pad and subsequent vertical installation into an orbiter's payload bay. On the mission, the STS-124 crew will transport the JEM as well as the Japanese Remote Manipulator System to the International Space Station. The launch of Discovery is targeted for May 31. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann

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  • Title: Workers on either side of the payload canister check its condition after being rotated from a horizontal position.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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