Topic: Challenger (OV-99) as structural test article
Posts: 552 From: Oregon Registered: Feb 2003
posted 07-26-2009 11:00 PM
Does anyone here know where I can find a picture of the Space Shuttle Challenger when it was being used as a structural test article? I need a high resolution picture... low res won't do it. Thanks.
Posts: 816 From: Ridgecrest, CA Registered: Sep 2000
posted 07-26-2009 11:50 PM
I can't ever remember seeing a picture of STA-099 outside of the test stand. Good luck.
Posts: 1217 From: Huntsville, AL, USA Registered: Jun 2003
Posts: 846 From: Los Angeles CA. USA Registered: Jan 2005
posted 07-27-2009 01:43 PM
You should contact Jerry Blackburn at Aerospace Legacy Foundation - he has a book full of them.
Posts: 729 From: South Carolina Registered: Jul 2006
posted 07-27-2009 04:53 PM
There are two or three images of STA-099 from the series referenced in the above link (and some very good background information) in Dennis Jenkins' book "Space Shuttle: The First 100 Missions.
(That's in addition to the 17,670,002 other really cool pictures and facts in that book, which I highly recommend.)