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Tom
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posted 04-11-2006 06:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recall reading that an SRB segment from STS-1 was used on the "return to flight" mission of Discovery on STS-114. Anyone know which section that was?
Thanks.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-12-2006 06:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From STS-1 artifacts, 25 years later:
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Though Columbia is no longer flying, parts of the STS-1 launch vehicle continue to lift other orbiters skyward. The white-painted External Tank was purposely left to reenter and break apart after its use (as is the case with all tanks) but the twin solid rocket boosters the first used for a manned space flight were recovered and reused. Most recently, the uppermost cylinder of the left booster that launched the return to flight mission after Columbia's loss, STS-114, could be traced back to the April 1981 mission.

Tom
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posted 04-12-2006 03:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just what I was looking for.
Thanks, Robert.
Tom

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