NASA Photo ID: S90-34974           File Name: 10063551.jpg
  Film Type: 4x5                     Date Taken: 04/17/90
  Title: STS-31 Hubble Space Telescope (HST) in VPF test cell at KSC
  Description:
  STS-31 Hubble Space Telescope (HST) undergoes handling operations in the
  test  cell of the Kennedy Space Center's (KSC's) Vertical Processing
  Facility  (VPF). KSC technicians are removing the protective "cocoon" from
  the upper  portion of the HST.  This is a sanitary liner which further
  assures  cleanliness.  After the lower portion of the cocoon is cut away,
  there will  be a final cleaning of the telescope and a contamination
  inspection. A fresh  cocoon will then be lowered over HST.  View provided
  by KSC with alternate  KSC number KSC-90PC-407.              
  
  Subject terms:
  COVERINGS                               
  FLORIDA                                 
  HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE                  
  KENNEDY SPACE CENTER                    
  PERSONNEL                               
  PREFLIGHT OPERATIONS                    
  PREFLIGHT PROCESSING                    
  STS-31                                  
  

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