Discovery hoisted high in assembly building
BY STEPHEN CLARK
Posted: September 10, 2010
Technicians raised the shuttle Discovery from the floor of the Vehicle Assembly Building beginning around 3 a.m. EDT Friday.
The 100-ton spaceplane was hoisted high above the building's transfer aisle, over the transom and into High Bay 3. A heavy-duty crane gently lowered Discovery into place next to its external tank and solid rocket boosters around 5:30 a.m.
Discovery is being readied for its final launch Nov. 1 to the International Space Station.
Photo credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight Now