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Discovery Rolls Out to Pad 39B

04.06.05

Discovery is bathed in the amber lights of Pad 39B. + Large Image (3008 x 2000, 300 ppi)
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Space Shuttle Discovery approaches the Rotating and Fixed Service Structures on Launch Pad 39B after rollout from the Vehicle Assembly Building. (Image Credit: NASA/KSC)

A silhouette of Discovery against the setting Sun. + Large Image (3008 x 2000, 300 ppi)
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The orange glow of the setting sun paints a silhouette of Space Shuttle Discovery (on the right) as it rolls out to Launch Pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. (Image Credit: NASA/KSC)

A view of Discovery's rollout from space. + Large Image (3000 x 1987, 300 ppi)
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Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao used a digital camera April 6 to photograph the rollout of the Space Shuttle Discovery at NASA's Kennedy Space Center from an altitude of 220 statute miles. Chiao captured the rollout at 4:35 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time as the Station flew directly over the launch site. Visible in the image are the Shuttle's two launch pads at Launch Complex 39. Discovery's launch pad, 39-B, is on the left. (Image Credit: NASA/KSC)

A head-on shot of Discovery as it advances down the crawlerway. + Large Image (3000 x 2000, 300 ppi)
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Blue sky blends with the blue Atlantic Ocean as Space Shuttle Discovery, atop the Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP), crawls toward Launch Complex 39B. (Image Credit: NASA/KSC)

Discovery is saluted by the American flag on its way to Pad 39B. + Large Image (1993 x 3000, 300 ppi)
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Looking from the Press Site across the Turn Basin at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the American flag is at half-mast in remembrance of Pope John Paul II. In the background is Space Shuttle Discovery in a more uplifting moment as she marks a major milestone for Return to Flight, rolling out to Launch Pad 39B. (Image Credit: NASA/KSC)

Three people watch Discovery from the Launch Control Center. + Large Image (3008 x 2000, 300 ppi)
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From inside the viewing room of the Launch Control Center, KSC employees watch Space Shuttle Discovery as it creeps along the crawlerway toward the horizon, and Launch Pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. (Image Credit: NASA/KSC)

A roadside crowd gathers to watch Discovery's trip to the  launch pad. + Large Image (1993 x 3000, 300 ppi)
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As Space Shuttle Discovery creeps along the crawlerway toward the horizon, and Launch Pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, media and workers in the foreground appear as ants. (Image Credit: NASA/KSC)

Discovery emerges from inside the Vehicle Assembly Building. + Large Image (2000 x 3008, 300 ppi)
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Space Shuttle Discovery, atop the Mobile Launcher Platform, slowly rolls out of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. (Image Credit: NASA/KSC)

Discovery is framed by the Vehicle Assembly Building's doorway. + Large Image (2000 x 3008, 300 ppi)
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In the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Space Shuttle Discovery is framed in the open doors as it begins its long, slow journey to Launch Pad 39B. (Image Credit: NASA/KSC)

Discovery begins its rollout of the Vehicle Assembly Building. + Large Image (2000 x 3008, 300 ppi)
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The open doors of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center shed a light border around the External Tank on Space Shuttle Discovery. (Image Credit: NASA/KSC)


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