Space Shuttle Discovery Readies itself for Launch

[inspic=54,right,,thumb]The Space Shuttle Discovery has been moved onto its launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center, in Florida, as part of its preparations for a July lift-off.

Mounted on the Mobile Launcher Platform and carried by the mammoth crawler-transporter, Discovery emerged from the assembly building, and was moved the 4.2 miles at less than one mile an hour, arriving at the launch pad early Friday evening.

This mission will continue the evaluation of flight safety procedures, including shuttle inspection and repair techniques. It also will deliver more supplies and cargo for future station expansion.

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