May 31, 2011
Workers in the Orbiter Processing Facility are transferring the Lidar In-Space Technology Experiment (LITE-1, far left) into the cargo bay of the space shuttle Discovery. LITE-1, which will demonstrate the technology of a spaceborne Lidar instrument, is scheduled to fly on STS-64 later this year. Also shown are the Spartan 201 free-flyer (middle) and the Getaway Special bridge assembly (far right) arrayed with GAS canisters which will fly on the same mission.
Topics: Edwards Air Force Base, Manned spacecraft, Spaceflight, Orbiter Processing Facility, Getaway Special, STS-64, LIDAR, Space Shuttle Discovery, Space Shuttle, Space Shuttle program, Orbiter