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Discovery Reports to the Launch Pad for STS-116
11.09.06
 
Space Shuttle Discovery sits atop Launch Pad 39B.+ View High-res
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Space Shuttle Discovery sits on Launch Pad 39B for launch of mission STS-116. On the left can be seen the rotating service structure, which will be rolled to enclose the shuttle for servicing and payload transfer. The shuttle was harddown on the pad at 9:03 a.m. The rollout from the Vehicle Assembly Building began at 12:29 a.m. Photo Credit: NASA/Amanda Diller
The backside of Discovery is visible as the shuttle pulls up to the launch pad.+ View High-res
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The backside of Discovery is visible as the shuttle reaches the launch pad and pulls into final position. Photo Credit: NASA/Amanda Diller
Space Shuttle Discovery climbs the ramp to the launch pad.+ View High-res
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Space Shuttle Discovery makes the final climb up the ramp to the top of the launch pad. Photo Credit: NASA/Amanda Diller
Dawn light shows Discovery in sharp detail.+ View High-res
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A sunlit Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final approach to Launch Pad 39B. Photo Credit: NASA/Amanda Diller
Space Shuttle Discovery glows with lights as it approaches the launch pad.+ View High-res
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Space Shuttle Discovery is well on its way on the long, slow, four-mile journey to Launch Pad 39B. Photo Credit: NASA/Amanda Diller
Space Shuttle Discovery starts rolling out of the Vehicle Assembly Building.+ View High-res
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Space Shuttle Discovery begins rolling out of high bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building Launch Pad 39B and launch of mission STS-116. Photo Credit: NASA/Amanda Diller