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Working through the night
Workers spend the night preparing the Space Shuttle Discovery for its mid-July 2005 launch. Here, the Rotating Service structure, which installs payloads into an orbiter's cargo bay, is rolled away. This was delayed four hours after a Discovery window cover fell approximately 60 feet, damaging several tiles on the orbiter.
An aerial view of Launch Pad 39B and the surrounding area at the Kennedy Space Center, with the Space Shuttle Discovery shown at center. This is one of a series of photos shot cross-cockpit from a NASA Gulfstream 2.