Jan. 9, 2007- Endeavour assembly pics (con’t)

Tiles were bonded in “arrays”– multiple bonds performed at the same time– to cover the aluminum structure and protect it from the heat of re-entry.

This is what it looked like with shiny new tiles covering most of the lower surface:

didn’t look this nice after the first flight. The yellow numbers you see on each tile are part and serial numbers for tracking and mapping purposes.

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About John Sep

Former Space Shuttle aerospace technician and private pilot now looking towards the next great adventure. Soon to be heading home from my overseas assignment! Transfered my blog from MySpace to here so check my older stuff for info and pictures from my days in space shuttle processing- lots of behind the scenes stuff! He drew pics, flew planes, fought fires and helped launch people into space - what will he do next?
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One Response to Jan. 9, 2007- Endeavour assembly pics (con’t)

  1. I did a search on the issue and found nearly all bogus information till I got here.

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