Press Release

Image of Pin Discovered on Space Shuttle Discovery

By SpaceRef Editor
October 10, 2000
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FOR RELEASE: October 10, 2000

PHOTO NO.:  KSC-00PADIG-038 (larger versions)

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — A locking pin can be seen in the background, almost as a shadow, next to the orbiter aft ET attachment. Locking pins are used to secure handrails on the platforms while work is being performed. The misplaced pin was noticed during an inspection prior to launch, causing the decision to scrub about 90 minutes before liftoff. Launch was rescheduled for Oct. 11 at 7:17 p.m.

SpaceRef staff editor.