Inside the cavernous Vehicle Assembly Building, workers carry out the
meticulous process of lifting the orbiter Discovery from a horizontal
to a vertical position. Once upright, Discovery will be transferred
into a high bay for mating with the external tank/solid rocket booster
assembly already mounted on the mobile launcher platform.
credit: NASA GRIN Image# 95PC-0647
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