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heng44
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posted 12-01-2012 02:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Space Shuttle Discovery is photographed on Launch Pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center by the unmanned QuickBird satellite. The photo was taken on 21 April 2005, as Discovery was undergoing preparations for the STS-114 return to flight mission.

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Fezman92
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posted 12-01-2012 07:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fezman92   Click Here to Email Fezman92     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is my favorite Google Maps image.

Philip
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posted 12-03-2012 10:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like an ET-SRB stack without an orbiter!

mach3valkyrie
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posted 12-04-2012 10:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Philip:
Looks like an ET-SRB stack without an orbiter!

That was my impression as well. Maybe a water deluge test taking place.

golddog
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posted 12-04-2012 10:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for golddog     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Orbiter is hidden by the rotating service structure to the left as viewed in the photo. The rails on which this move are visible running over the flame trench.

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