Payload to Pad
Payload to Pad

Oct. 7, 2010 - At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, workers monitor the arrival of the STS-133 payload canister at Launch Pad 39A where it will be lifted into the rotating service structure. After the structure is closed around space shuttle Discovery, the canister's contents will be transferred into the shuttle'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.

Image credit: NASA/Amanda Diller

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