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Spotlights illuminate the Launch Complex (LC) Pad at the Kennedy Space
Center (KSC) during preflight operations and servicing of Columbia,
Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102. This timed exposure shows the night operations
prior to the STS-1 mission aboard OV-102. Lit up against the night time
darkness are OV-102, its white external tank (ET), and its two solid
rocket boosters (SRBs) atop the mobile launcher platform. Cranes appear
in front of the retracted rotating service structure (RSS) at the left.
The access arm (catwalk) is extended from the fixed service structure
(FSS) to OV-102's side hatch.