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First mission to fly with Super LightWeight Tank - SLWT

Discovery Mission to MIR, launched June 2, 1998

For more info on the SLWT,

see the ET Photos page


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KSC-98PC-0283_LITE_ET.jpg

Photo from ET folder
Photo from ET folder
Photo from ET folder

 


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Nice view of Discovery after rollover from OPF to VAB

Rollout to the pad at dawn
Three photos at right taken on the day of rollout from the VAB to the pad, May 2, 1998
 


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SRB Aft Skirt servicing lines visible in use at the bottom of the photo

On May 19th, the RSS was rolled back and the tank filled for a tanking test. The tank already shows effects of "sunburn" from 17 days of exposure.
Photo from Shuttle On Pad folder
 


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Another May 19th photo

Photo from Shuttle On Pad folder

 


KSC-98PC-0621_STS-91.JPG

By the time of launch day, the ET was darker in the areas exposed the most to sunlight. While areas shaded by the RSS were lighter. A "sunburn" type effect

KSC-98PC-0692_STS-91.jpg

KSC-98PC-0690.jpg
 


KSC-98PC-0693.jpg

Photo from Stack Closeups Folder
Photo from Stack Closeups Folder

STS-91 Light ET


Shuttle Data Main
ICD Drawings
STS-47 - Endeavour
Endeavour not STS-047
ET Photos
SRB
Orbiter
SSME Engines
Struts & Interfaces
Stacking
Stack Closeups
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Launches
MSFC
STS-91 Lite ET
STS-95_Glenn
STS-98_ISS
Florida Today
747 Shuttle
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