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Discovery rolled out to pad
Posted: Sat, May 20, 2006, 9:24 AM ET (1324 GMT)
STS-121: rollout (NASA/KSC) The space shuttle Discovery is now on the launch pad in advance of its planned July launch. NASA rolled Discovery out from the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) starting at 12:45 pm EDT (1645 GMT), arriving at pad 39B nearly eight hours later. Discovery is scheduled for launch on mission STS-121 July 1, at the beginning of a window that extends through July 19. Shuttle managers said they were confident that they would be ready for launch by then, as a preliminary analysis shows that the shuttle is can safely launch without problematic foam ramps on its external tank that serve an aerodynamic purpose but also shed foam during flight.
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