Friday, March 30, 2007

Putting together the space shuttle for a launch

Rarely seen pics of the process.  Fantastic photos of the Discovery shuttle being prepared for flight.   Here are just a few:

Ext tank1 External fuel tank delivered by barge from MS.

Ext tank2 Arriving at VAB at NASA.
VAB = Vertical Assembly Building


Ext tank3 Unloading fuel tank.

Ext tank4 Lifting the tank.

Engine 1 Attaching the engines.

Shuttle lift1 Lifting the shuttle.

Shuttle 2 Attaching the shuttle to the tanks.

Vab Shuttle leaves VAB for launch pad.

See the whole series


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