Discovery launch rollout, 2010

Discovery launch rollout, 2010

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Caption: Discovery launch rollout, 20 September 2010. Discovery being rolled out to from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A, at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA. The Moon is at upper right. Discovery and its external fuel tank and twin solid rocket boosters are moved over a period of 6 hours using a crawler-transporter. Discovery was part of NASA's Space Shuttle program. It flew 39 missions over a period of 26 years, being retired from service in March 2011. These preparations were for a November launch for its final mission, STS-133. This launch was later abandoned, and the rescheduled mission took place from 24 February to 9 March 2011.

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