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Offline jeff2space

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Name this Shuttle Mission
« on: 09/20/2008 04:57 PM »
Bought this framed picture at a flea market.  I know it's Challenger but I'm trying to determine which mission.  Any ideas? (Sorry for the pour quality.  It was too big to scan so I took a photo of it.)

Also, what's that area in the center just left of the crawlerway?  It appears to have a LOX tank.

Thanks!

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Re: Name this Shuttle Mission
« Reply #1 on: 09/20/2008 05:01 PM »
LN2 tank

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Re: Name this Shuttle Mission
« Reply #2 on: 09/20/2008 05:21 PM »
Just a guess, STS-51B?
And this is a good reminder that just because one of your fellow space enthusiasts occasionally voices doubts about the SpaceX schedule announcements or is cautious about believing SpaceX has licked a problem before actually seeing proof that's true, it doesn't mean they hate SpaceX.

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Re: Name this Shuttle Mission
« Reply #3 on: 09/20/2008 05:28 PM »
STS-7

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And this is a good reminder that just because one of your fellow space enthusiasts occasionally voices doubts about the SpaceX schedule announcements or is cautious about believing SpaceX has licked a problem before actually seeing proof that's true, it doesn't mean they hate SpaceX.

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Re: Name this Shuttle Mission
« Reply #5 on: 09/20/2008 06:03 PM »
And 51-L can be ruled out because I can just see Pad A in the upper corner of the original picture and it's empty (Columbia would be there if this was the 51-L rollout).

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Re: Name this Shuttle Mission
« Reply #6 on: 09/20/2008 06:05 PM »
I'm pretty sure it was the 51 E flight which was later cancelled.

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Re: Name this Shuttle Mission
« Reply #7 on: 09/20/2008 06:14 PM »
I have the pic, no info on it

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