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Discovery goes vertical for final launch

Posted: September 9, 2010

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Spaceflight Now's Stephen Clark is inside the Vehicle Assembly Building photographing tonight's activities to turn shuttle Discovery upright and raise the orbiter into position for attachment to the external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters.

Here's a sneak peek with some cellphone pictures of the action. Be sure to check back tomorrow for a full gallery of high-quality photos.

Photo credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight Now

Photo credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight Now