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heng44
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posted 10-13-2012 01:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Astronauts Vance Brand, Bob Crippen and John Young pose near the nozzle of a solid rocket booster at Thiokol's Wasatch Division near Brigham City, Utah, before the third SRB test firing (DM-3) on October 19, 1978.

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Max Q
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posted 10-13-2012 01:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Max Q   Click Here to Email Max Q     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool image mate....

Philip
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posted 10-13-2012 05:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How long has NASA required test firings of the SRBs? I believe these were performed through the whole STS era...

heng44
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posted 10-13-2012 09:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe there was an initial series of test firings at the beginning of the program and again after the Challenger disaster. Later there may have been incidental tests to check out major modifications to the SRBs.

LM1
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posted 10-14-2012 09:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM1   Click Here to Email LM1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This photo shows the enormity of the Space Shuttle system, if this is just one of the boosters. Very impressive photo.

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