Cape Canaveral, FL - January 21, 2009 --  On Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, STS-119 Mission Specialist Koichi Wakata is seated in space shuttle Discovery for a simulated launch countdown as part of the prelaunch preparation known as Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test. The TCDT also includes equipment familiarization. Discovery is targeted to launch on the STS-119 mission February 27, 2009.  During the 14-day mission, the crew will install the S6 truss segment and solar arrays to the starboard side of the International Space Station, completing the station's truss, or backbone. .Credit: Kim Shiflett - NASA via CNP
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Cape Canaveral, FL - January 21, 2009 -- On Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, STS-119 Mission Specialist Koichi Wakata is seated in space shuttle Discovery for a simulated launch countdown as part of the prelaunch preparation known as Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test. The TCDT also includes equipment familiarization. Discovery is targeted to launch on the STS-119 mission February 27, 2009. During the 14-day mission, the crew will install the S6 truss segment and solar arrays to the starboard side of the International Space Station, completing the station's truss, or backbone. .Credit: Kim Shiflett - NASA via CNP

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Date: 20 Feb 2009
Location: Cape Canaveral Florida United States of America
Credit: Kim Shiflett - NASA via CNP
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