New Date And Time For Space Shuttle Discovery's Rollout
Space Shuttle Discovery is set to roll out to Launch Pad 39B at
NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC), FL, with an upgraded External
Tank. First motion is currently targeted for 0001 EDT Wednesday,
The fully-assembled Space Shuttle vehicle, or stack --
consisting of the orbiter, External Tank (ET) and twin Solid Rocket
Boosters --will be mounted on the Mobile Launcher Platform and
delivered to the pad via a Crawler Transporter. The four-mile
journey from the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) to the pad will
take about six hours.
Discovery's initial move to Launch Pad 39B will be covered live
on NASA Television. Live commentary will begin at the first motion
of the Crawler Transporter and continue for about one hour. Live
commentary will provide periodic updates and conclude once
Discovery reaches the pad. In addition, NASA TV will broadcast live
rollout images from 0500 to 0800.