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Discovery's crew takes tank for a spin
Posted: October 13, 2010

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Space shuttle Discovery's astronauts Wednesday took turns test-driving an armored tank around Complex 39 as part of their emergency training exercises in the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test.

The tank would be used by the crew to escape the pad 39A bunker in a dire scenario during the space shuttle countdown. Wednesday's opportunity to familiarize themselves with the vehicle occurred in the fields adjacent to the launch site.

Photo credit: NASA