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One of the largest composite rocket propellant tanks ever manufactured is prepared for transport on NASA’s Super Guppy airplane.
Getting Ready To Ride Inside The Super Guppy

One of the largest composite rocket propellant tanks ever manufactured is prepared for transport on NASA’s Super Guppy airplane. The outer shell of the 18-foot-diameter (5.5-meter) cryotank is the same size as propellant tanks used on today’s full-size rockets. It would take months to transport the tank by ground from Tukwila, Wash. to Huntsville, Ala., but NASA’s Super Guppy plane can make the trip in only two days.

Image credit: Boeing

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