NASA Photo ID: S90-34052           File Name: 10063549.jpg
  Film Type: 4x5                     Date Taken: 04/05/90
  Title: STS-31 Discovery, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 103, is transferred from KSC's OPF
  Description:
  STS-31 Discovery, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 103, riding atop a special flat bed 
  transport vehicle, backs out of the Kennedy Space Center's (KSC's) Orbiter 
  Processing Facility (OPF) during transfer operations.  OV-103 is being 
  transferred to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) where preflight
  processing  will continue.  The space shuttle main engine (SSME) nozzles,
  the orbital  maneuvering system (OMS) nozzles, and the reaction control
  system (RCS)  jets/thrusters are protected from contamination with red
  covers.  A crowd of  employees watches the transfer activity.  View
  provided by KSC with alternate  KSC number KSC-90PC-306.             
  
  Subject terms:
  COVERINGS                               
  DISCOVERY (ORBITER)                     
  FLORIDA                                 
  KENNEDY SPACE CENTER                    
  NOZZLES                                 
  PERSONNEL                               
  PREFLIGHT OPERATIONS                    
  SPACE SHUTTLE MAIN ENGINE               
  STS-31                                  
  TRANSPORT VEHICLES                      
  

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