Posts: 2455 From: Netherlands Registered: Nov 2001
posted 12-01-2012 02:39 AM
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.
Posts: 1000 From: New Jersey, USA Registered: Mar 2010
posted 12-01-2012 07:52 AM
This is my favorite Google Maps image.
Posts: 4673 From: Brussels, BELGIUM Registered: Jan 2001
posted 12-03-2012 10:20 AM
Looks like an ET-SRB stack without an orbiter!
Posts: 102 From: Albany, Oregon USA Registered: Jul 2006
posted 12-04-2012 10:02 PM
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.
Posts: 172 From: australia Registered: Feb 2008
posted 12-04-2012 10:24 PM
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.