NASA Photo ID: S89-49411           File Name: 10063512.jpg
  Film Type: 4x5                     Date Taken: 11/17/89
  Title: Hubble Space Telescope (HST) preflight processing at the Kennedy Space Center
  Description:
  The Hubble Space Telescope (HST), mounted in a ground handling support 
  cradle, is lifted into vertical position in the Vertical Processing
  Facility  (VPF) as work begins at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) to process
  the 94-inch  primary mirror telescope for launch on Discovery, Orbiter
  Vehicle (OV) 103,  on space shuttle mission STS-31 in March 1990. 
  Clean-suited technicians  operate the overhead crane and monitor the
  procedure from below.  The closed  and plastic-covered aperature door is
  partially visible at the top of the  frame.  Visible on HST Support System
  Module (SSM) are the grapple fixtures  and the stowed solar arrays (SAs)
  and high-gain antennas (HGAs).             
  Subject terms:
  FLORIDA                                 
  GROUND HANDLING                         
  HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE                  
  KENNEDY SPACE CENTER                    
  PERSONNEL                               
  PREFLIGHT OPERATIONS                    
  STS-31                                  
  SUPPORTS                                
  

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