NASA Photo ID: S89-47920           File Name: 10063511.jpg
  Film Type: 120mm                   Date Taken: 10/22/89
  Title: Hubble Space Telescope (HST) preflight processing at Kennedy Space Center VPF
  Description:
  Hubble Space Telescope (HST) undergoes preflight processing at Kennedy
  Space  Center's (KSC's) Vertical Processing Facility (VPF). Clean-suited
  technicians  look on as the HST, positioned in a ground handling support
  cradle is raised  from a horizontal to a vertical position via an overhead
  crane.  The closed  and plastic-covered aperature door is at the top of the
  HST with the solar  arrays (SAs) and high gain antennas (HGAs) stowed along
  the Support System  Module (SSM) forward shell.               
  
  Subject terms:
  FLORIDA                                 
  GROUND HANDLING                         
  HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE                  
  KENNEDY SPACE CENTER                    
  PERSONNEL                               
  PREFLIGHT OPERATIONS                    
  PROTECTIVE CLOTHING                     
  STS-31                                  
  

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