NASA Photo ID: S89-47919           File Name: 10063513.jpg
  Film Type: 120mm                   Date Taken: 10/22/89
  Title: Hubble Space Telescope (HST) during preflight processing at KSC
  Description:
  Hubble Space Telescope (HST) undergoes preflight processing at the Kennedy 
  Space Center's (KSC's) Vertical Processing Facility (VPF).  HST is in a 
  horizontal position in a ground handling support cradle. An overhead crane 
  with cables attached to the support structure prepares to lift the cradle 
  with HST to a vertical position. Clean-suited technicians oversee handling 
  operations. HST closed aperature door is at the right and the solar arrays 
  (SAs) and high gain antennas (HGAs) are stowed against the support system 
  module (SSM) forward shell.              
  
  Subject terms:
  CRANES                                  
  FLORIDA                                 
  GROUND HANDLING                         
  HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE                  
  KENNEDY SPACE CENTER                    
  PERSONNEL                               
  PREFLIGHT OPERATIONS                    
  PROTECTIVE CLOTHING                     
  STS-31                                  
  SUPPORTS                                
  

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