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Shuttle Tank ET-118 Departs New Orleans, Bound for NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
06.05.06
 
June Malone
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
(Phone: 256.544.0034)

Photo release: 06-076


Lockheed Martin and NASA personnel at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans bid farewell June 5 to the space shuttle external tank designated ET-118. + Large (2920 x 1976, 180 ppi)
+ Medium (720 x 487, 72 ppi)
+ Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

On June 5, Lockheed Martin and NASA personnel at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans prepare the space shuttle external tank designated ET-118 for its journey to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla. The tank, seen here being transported to its seagoing carrier, left the port of New Orleans at 11:15 a.m. CDT on June 5. Carried by NASA’s transport vessel Liberty Star, ET-118 is expected to arrive June 9 at Port Canaveral, Fla. It will be mated in coming months with Space Shuttle Atlantis for the STS-115 mission, scheduled for August 2006. (NASA/Michoud Assembly Facility)


On June 5, Lockheed Martin and NASA personnel at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans prepare the space shuttle external tank designated ET-118 for its journey to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. + Large (3072 x 2048, 180 ppi)
+ Medium (720 x 480, 72 ppi)
+ Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

Lockheed Martin and NASA personnel at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans load the space shuttle external tank designated ET-118 onto its seagoing transport, the NASA ship Liberty Star. The tank left the port of New Orleans at 11:15 a.m. CDT on June 5, and is expected to arrive June 9 at Port Canaveral, Fla. It will be mated in coming months with Space Shuttle Atlantis for the STS-115 mission, scheduled for August 2006. (NASA/Michoud Assembly Facility)

For more information about ET-118 and STS-115, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts115/index.html