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Discovery is Demated From External Tank and Boosters

06.03.05

Discovery is suspended above the transfer aisle of the VAB + Large Image (3008 x 2000, 300 ppi)
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This view of the suspended orbiter Discovery shows the underside with the Thermal Protection System tiles that cover it after being demated from its External Tank and Solid Rocket Boosters in high bay 1 of the VAB. (Image Credit NASA/KSC)

Discovery is suspended above the transfer aisle of the VAB + Large Image (3008 x 2000, 300 ppi)
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The orbiter Discovery is suspended above the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building and lifted over the cross-beam into the transfer aisle. (Image Credit NASA/KSC)

Discovery is suspended above the transfer aisle of the VAB + Large Image (3008 x 2000, 300 ppi)
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The orbiter Discovery is suspended more than 400 feet above the floor of the Vehicle Assembly Building after being lifted away from the External Tank and Solid Rocket Boosters. (Image Credit NASA/KSC)

Discovery is suspended above the transfer aisle of the VAB + Large Image (3008 x 2000, 300 ppi)
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The 122-foot-long orbiter Discovery is suspended in mid-air after being lifted away from the 154-foot-high External Tank (below) and Solid Rocket Boosters. (Image Credit NASA/KSC)

Discovery is lifted away from the External Tank and Solid Rocket Boosters + Large Image (3008 x 2000, 300 ppi)
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Orbiter Discovery is lifted by crane away from the External Tank and Solid Rocket Boosters. After demating from its External Tank (ET), the orbiter will be placed on a transporter in the transfer aisle and moved to high bay 3 for remating with another tank, ET-121. (Image Credit NASA/KSC)

Discovery is lifted away from the External Tank and Solid Rocket Boosters + Large Image (3008 x 2000, 300 ppi)
+ Medium Image (722 x 480, 72 ppi)
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In high bay 1 of the Vehicle Assembly Building, the orbiter Discovery is being lifted away from the External Tank and Solid Rocket Boosters. (Image Credit NASA/KSC)

Discovery is lifted away from the External Tank and Solid Rocket Boosters + Large Image (3008 x 2000, 300 ppi)
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Workers on different levels watch as orbiter Discovery is lifted by crane away from the External Tank and Solid Rocket Boosters (behind the orbiter). (Image Credit NASA/KSC)

Discovery is lifted away from the External Tank and Solid Rocket Boosters + Large Image (3008 x 2000, 300 ppi)
+ Medium Image (722 x 480, 72 ppi)
+ Small Image (361 x 240, 72 ppi)



A crane lifts the orbiter Discovery away from the External Tank and Solid Rocket Boosters. The orbiter will be remated with another tank, ET-121. (Image Credit: NASA/KSC)

Discovery is lifted away from the External Tank and Solid Rocket Boosters + Large Image (3008 x 2000, 300 ppi)
+ Medium Image (722 x 480, 72 ppi)
+ Small Image (361 x 240, 72 ppi)



In high bay 1 of the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, a crane is ready to lift the orbiter Discovery away from the External Tank (ET) and Solid Rocket Boosters (SRB). (Image Credit: NASA/KSC)



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