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STS-82 Discovery moves toward Launch Pad 39A

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA STS-82 ROLL-OUT VIEW --- After departing the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), the Space Shuttle Discovery moves slowly - about one mile per hour - along the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Crawlerway toward Launch Pad 39A in preparation for the STS-82 mission. The Shuttle is on a mobile launch platform, and the entire assemblage is being carried by a large tracked vehicle called the Crawler Transporter. A seven-member crew of astronauts will perform the second servicing of the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope (HST) during the scheduled ten-day STS-82 flight. Launch is currently targeted for February 11, 1997.