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posted 08-08-2005 10:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Four members of the crew of Shuttle mission STS-41D return to the Operations & Checkout Building at KSC after the first launch abort in the Shuttle program on June 26, 1984. The automatic engine shutdown occurred when the fuel valve on engine #3 failed to open.

Right to left are commander Hank Hartsfield, mission specialists Mike Mullane and Judy Resnik and payload specialist Charlie Walker. Not shown are pilot Mike Coats and mission specialist Steve Hawley.

The crew is soaking wet because they were evacuated while the pad deluge system was dousing a hydrogen fire at the base of the stack.

Ed Hengeveld

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posted 08-08-2005 12:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rodina   Click Here to Email Rodina     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I still can't believe they used to launch these guys in shirt-sleeves.


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posted 09-10-2009 04:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASCAN1984   Click Here to Email ASCAN1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just love this photo. It means so much more having read Riding Rockets by STS-41D crew member Mike Mullane. "I thought we'd be much higher at MECO."

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posted 09-10-2009 05:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for StarDome   Click Here to Email StarDome     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What a fantastic book it is too, I really enjoyed it.

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