On morning of April 4, one day before scheduled start of Space Shuttle Discovery from
Launch Pad 39A, one task of the launch preparations was the roll back of the rotating
From Cape Canaveral Air Force Base you have a free view across the Banana River to the
Launch Pads 39 of Kennedy Space Center. Despite a distance of 21 Kilometers and temporary
air convection and mirages the more than twenty minutes lasting unveiling of the space
glider was a fascinating drama.