Thursday, June 23, 2005
This picture was taken from the level of the crew hatch. In the event of an emergency before launch, if the astronauts would be inside the shuttle, they would have to evacuate by rapidly getting out of the shuttle and holding on tight to a handle bar that travels down these cables.
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
This is a picture of the space shuttle Discovery. I took this picture yesterday morning. They are currently doing minor tile repairs and the yellow crane will be lifting the shuttle up to replace the external tank. The nose and leading edge tiles are made of reinforced carbon carbon. These are the areas that experience the highest temperatures.