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STS-102 SRB Sea Recovery

Some neat photos showing landing and nozzle plug operation on one SRB from the STS-102 mission.

Divers place a special plug into the nozzle of the SRB so that it can be pumped with air to float horizontally like a log. Then it can be towed back to KSC.The extendedportion of the nozzle separates before splashdown, by explosive charge, that is why it is not seen in the underwater photos.

For more photos of an SRB coming down, and one being towed, see the MSFC photos.

 


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Main chutes still reefed. At top, Frustum with single chute. Nose caps are usually lost.

This photo may not be from 102

 


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STS-102 SRB Sea Recovery

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