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Photographs of science correspondent Julian Rush, travelling with British astronaut Tim Peake to see the space shuttle Discovery launch.
Pictures courtesy of their cameraman, Dai Baker.
Lightning above the lauch pad postpones the Discovery’s first liftoff slot.
Countdown to the abandoned shuttle launch slot.
In the bus driving to Launch pad.
Tim Peake and Julian Rush in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). New Ares 1-x in the background, which will replace the Shuttle in 2015.
Julian in the Vehicle Assembly Building.
Julian interviews André Kuipers, a European Space Agency astronaut.
Tim Peake in front of the VAB.
Nose cone of Atlantis space shuttle.
Julian inspects underside of Atlantis space shuttle.
Julian and Tim under the the belly of the Atlantis space shuttle.
Atlantis space shuttle landing gear.
Space Station processing facility.
Julian and Tim at the Space Station processing facility.
Dai in the Space Station processing facility.