Kennedy Space Center, FL - May 19, 2006 -- Space Shuttle Discovery rolls toward Launch Pad 39B. The shuttle rests on the mobile launcher platform, which is being carried by the crawler-transporter underneath. First motion of the shuttle leaving NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building was at 12:45 p.m. EDT. The rollout is an important step before launch of Discovery on mission STS-121 to the International Space Station. First motion of the shuttle leaving NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building was at 12:45 p.m. EDT. Discovery's launch is targeted for July 1 in a launch window that extends to July 19. During the 12-day mission, Discovery's crew will test new hardware and techniques to improve shuttle safety, as well as deliver supplies and make repairs to the station. .Credit: Dimitri Gerondidakis - NASA via CNP
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Discovery Roll-out
Kennedy Space Center, FL - May 19, 2006 -- Space Shuttle Discovery rolls toward Launch Pad 39B. The shuttle rests on the mobile launcher platform, which is being carried by the crawler-transporter underneath. First motion of the shuttle leaving NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building was at 12:45 p.m. EDT. The rollout is an important step before launch of Discovery on mission STS-121 to the International Space Station. First motion of the shuttle leaving NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building was at 12:45 p.m. EDT. Discovery's launch is targeted for July 1 in a launch window that extends to July 19. During the 12-day mission, Discovery's crew will test new hardware and techniques to improve shuttle safety, as well as deliver supplies and make repairs to the station. .Credit: Dimitri Gerondidakis - NASA via CNP

Filename: 051906Discovery_Roll-out02.jpg
Source: Consolidated News Photos
Date: 19 May 2006
Location: Kennedy Space Center Florida United States of America
Credit: Dimitri Gerondidakis - NASA via CNP
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