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Testing Complete, Discovery Being Prepped to “Rollover”

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:06 pm
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(NASA) – Testing of space shuttle Discovery’s right-hand main landing gear has been completed. Preparations are under way to roll over Discovery from the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3 to the Vehicle Assembly Building on Sunday. The “rollover” of the orbiter is one of the prelaunch milestones.

Once Discovery is in the Vehicle Assembly Building, it will be attached to its external fuel tank and two solid rocket boosters for its upcoming mission, STS-120, to the International Space Station. The launch of STS-120 is currently targeted for Oct. 23.

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