'Discovery' Space Shuttle at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA, May 1995.
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The Crawler Transporter brings the Space Shuttle Discovery on its Mobile Launcher Platform into position at Launch Pad 39B, following rollout from the Vehicle Asembly Building. The fixed Service Structure and the Rotating Service Structure, permanent parts of the launch pad, are left of the Shuttle. The Discovery's crew of five deployed the 7th Tracking Data and Relay Satellite (TDRS) July 13, 1995. The Discovery was named after one of the ships used by James Cook (1728-1779) during his voyages in the South Pacific.