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Photos taken atop the Fixed & Rotating Service Structures and from the Mobile
Launch Platform after Discovery rolled out to Pad 39A September 21.

At left and below, a classic view of the space shuttle with the Atlantic Ocean in the
background as seen from the roof of the Rotating Service Structure.
On the deck of the Mobile Launch Platform that the shuttle sits on, 95 feet above the pad's surface:
Looking down from the 275-foot level where the beanie-cap, or gaseous oxygen vent hood (at right) extends to the top of the orange external tank:
A couple of inflatable owl-balls are all that's needed to keep the birds away:
The crew access arm leading to Discovery's hatch, 195 feet above the pad surface:
Looking down into the flame trench: