NASA Photo ID: S90-34973           File Name: 10063552.jpg
  Film Type: 4x5                     Date Taken: 04/17/90
  Title: STS-31 Hubble Space Telescope (HST) in payload canister during KSC processing
  Description:
  In the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Vertical Processing Facility (VPF), the 
  Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has been installed in the payload canister
  which  is atop the payload transporter.  Clean-suited technicians oversee
  the HST  processing. The canister doors will be closed and the HST will be
  transported  to KSC Launch Complex (LC) Pad 39B via the payload
  transporter. The telescope  is contained within a protective cocoon which
  is a double bag sanitary liner.  This provides added cleanliness and
  protection and has been on HST since its  arrival at KSC in October, 1989. 
  It was removed immediately prior to  installation of the telescope into the
  payload bay (PLB) of Discovery,  Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 103.  View provided
  by KSC with alternate KSC number  KSC-90PC-456.            
  
  Subject terms:
  CANISTERS                               
  COVERINGS                               
  FLORIDA                                 
  GROUND HANDLING                         
  HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE                  
  KENNEDY SPACE CENTER                    
  PERSONNEL                               
  PREFLIGHT OPERATIONS                    
  PROTECTIVE CLOTHING                     
  STS-31                                  
  TRANSPORT VEHICLES                      
  

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