ET 101: Media Learn External Tank Basics at Workshop
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
News Release: 04-205
Members of the news media recently learned the basics of External Tank manufacturing, thermal protection systems, and changes to improve the tank for future Space Shuttle flights at a workshop hosted by NASA and Lockheed Martin Space Systems. Briefings focused on Return to Flight included the bipod fitting, liquid hydrogen tank/intertank flange area, protuberance airload ramps, liquid oxygen feedline bellows, and non-destructive evaluation of the thermal protection system. + External Tank Photo Gallery + Animation + External Tank Overview (PDF, 1.0 MB) + ET-120 Retrofit Status (PDF, 1.5 MB) + Return to Flight Status (PDF, 5.1 MB)