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Offline Walter S

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A tour of Space Shuttle Discovery
« 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/



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Re: A tour of Space Shuttle Discovery
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: A tour of Space Shuttle Discovery
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: A tour of Space Shuttle Discovery
« Reply #3 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.

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