Aug 8, 2007- STS-118 support

I am on the RTLS (Return To Launch Site) convoy for this mission– in the unlikely event of a RTLS situation after launch, we will recover the vehicle and crew at the runway (hopefully) and secure the vehicle to a safe mode. For this mission I am PURGE 3, meaning I am on a team that will hook up and configure purge air to the vehicle after landing. The purge provides cold air to cool the avionics and maintain a comfortable working environment in the crew compartment. We hook up at the right T-0 panel while the COOL team mates to the left T-0 to supply freon cooling to the rest of the vehicle. I will take pictures and post them tonight or tomorrow. See you at the runway!


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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