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From: Oregon
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posted 07-26-2009 11:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RichieB16   Click Here to Email RichieB16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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.


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posted 07-26-2009 11:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OV-105   Click Here to Email OV-105     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can't ever remember seeing a picture of STA-099 outside of the test stand. Good luck.


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posted 07-27-2009 11:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DavidH   Click Here to Email DavidH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Something like this?

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posted 07-27-2009 01:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for E2M Lem Man   Click Here to Email E2M Lem Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You should contact Jerry Blackburn at Aerospace Legacy Foundation - he has a book full of them.


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posted 07-27-2009 04:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ea757grrl   Click Here to Email ea757grrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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.)

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