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Platforms from the mate-demate device at NASA's Kennedy Space Center surround space shuttle Discovery and its 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. The strucutre is used to lift the shuttle safely on and off the aircraft. There is a similar structure at Dryden Flight Research Center in California adjacent to Edwards Air Force Base. Discovery landed at Edwards Sept. 11 to end the STS-128 mission.