Kennedy News

Text Size


Jessica Rye                                                                                                                  August 11, 2004
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(Phone: 321/867-2468)

KSC Release No. P10-04

Solid Rocket Booster Takes First Steps in Stacking for Return to Flight

With a Security escort, the first Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) aft skirt for mission STS-114 nears the Vehicle Assembly Building on its transfer to the Rotation Processing and Surge Facility for stacking. At the facility, an aft motor segment and an external tank attach ring will be installed. The stack will then be moved to the Vehicle Assembly Building for further build-up. This is the first transfer of a large piece of hardware from the SRB division to the Ground Operations division, a significant milestone in the march to Return to Flight.

KSC Photo Number: KSC-04PD-1665

SRB aft skirt for STS-114

A complete gallery of NASA Kennedy Space Center photos are available at:


- end -

text-only version of this release

To receive status reports and news releases issued from the Kennedy Space Center Newsroom electronically, send a blank e-mail message to To unsubscribe, send a blank e-mail message to The system will confirm your request via e-mail.