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NASA's Space Shuttle External Tank ET-128 Sets New Performance Standard During STS-124 Mission
07.11.08
 
Steve Roy
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
256-544-0034
steven.e.roy@nasa.gov

Photo release: 08-083


An external tank separation image of ET-128 > Large (1312 x 1066, 72 ppi)
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Using hand-held cameras, STS-124 astronauts aboard Discovery captured images of external tank ET-128 after it separated from the orbiter. All images revealed there was no foam loss from the liquid oxygen feedline brackets and liquid hydrogen ice frost ramps. This image shows the liquid hydrogen tank ice frost ramps intact, with no foam loss. (NASA)


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