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Title: A tour of Space Shuttle Discovery
Post by: Walter S on 06/23/2011 12:12 am
The media were given the opportunity to tour Space Shuttle Discovery as she is prepped for handover to the Smithsonian. It was an incredible opportunity, just needed a couple or ten more hours inside... I would like to thank everyone who made it happen and the very friendly workers who showed us around and answered our questions. Below is a link to some photos from the quick tour. Enjoy!

http://scriptunasimages.smugmug.com/Galleries/Nasa-Space-Shuttle-Program/Space-Shuttle-Discovery/ (http://scriptunasimages.smugmug.com/Galleries/Nasa-Space-Shuttle-Program/Space-Shuttle-Discovery/)


(http://scriptunasimages.smugmug.com/Galleries/Nasa-Space-Shuttle-Program/Space-Shuttle-Discovery/i-hVzT5wr/0/M/IMG9573-ov-103-discovery-M.jpg)
Title: Re: A tour of Space Shuttle Discovery
Post by: Kassonian on 06/23/2011 12:48 am
Thanks Walter!

The photo of her without an frcs seemed sad to me. Weird, since I'm sure I've seen photos like that before.
Title: Re: A tour of Space Shuttle Discovery
Post by: lsullivan411 on 06/23/2011 03:22 am
Great shots Walter!  Love the payload bay shot you have on your page -- unfortunately we ran out of time and the others with us were still in that tunnel so we didn't get to crawl in there for the shot.

There is a bit of sadness with all her engines/OMS/FRCS gone -- but being able to look inside the aft and seeing all the plumbing back there really makes you appreciate what these guys have to go through when there is a problem.  Especially once vertical out on the pad.
Title: Re: A tour of Space Shuttle Discovery
Post by: Walter S on 06/23/2011 06:23 pm
Great shots Walter!  Love the payload bay shot you have on your page -- unfortunately we ran out of time and the others with us were still in that tunnel so we didn't get to crawl in there for the shot.

There is a bit of sadness with all her engines/OMS/FRCS gone -- but being able to look inside the aft and seeing all the plumbing back there really makes you appreciate what these guys have to go through when there is a problem.  Especially once vertical out on the pad.

Thanks Larry. One thing I didnt get a look into was the aft access door, was disappointed about that. Hopefully I have another chance down the road with another orbiter. Can't complain though, it was an great afternoon.