Friday, February 6, 2015

Space Shuttle Discovery on the Launch Pad

After rollback of the Rotating Service Structure at Launch Pad 39B (left) before dawn, the Space Shuttle Discovery is revealed poised for flight on mission STS-103.  The rollback of the structure was complete at 4:46 a.m EST. STS-103 is scheduled for launch Dec. 16 at 9:18 p.m. EST.  The mission is expected to last about 9 days and 21 hours with a landing at KSC Sunday, Dec. 26, at 6:56 p.m. EST.
(The postcard doesn't say it but this was in 1999.)

Photo courtesy: NASA

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