STS-70 Mating (Discovery) GPN-2000-000978

STS-70 Mating (Discovery)

STS-70 Mating  (Discovery)

Inside the cavernous Vehicle Assembly Building, workers carry out the meticulous process of lifting the orbiter Discovery from a horizontal to a vertical position. Once upright, Discovery will be transferred into a high bay for mating with the external tank/solid rocket booster assembly aready mounted on the mobile launch platform. Completing the assembly process takes about five working days. Discovery’s next destination: Launch Pad 39B, and final preparations for liftoff on Mission STS-70 in early June.

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