I gotta get a tripod or something– my night shots are crappy. Took this when I got to work last night- caught the orbiter just as it was being towed into the Mate Demate Device (MDD) that will lift the orbiter so it can be put on the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) for transport back to KSC.
Took this one this morning before leaving work. I was involved with doing the setups for venting pressure from the liquid Ox and Hydrogen tanks (one of the two tripod vent stacks visible off the L/H wing). The vehicle’s fuel cells were powered down around 0630 hr. and cooling (freon and purge air) was still being provided by the support trucks behind the orbiter. Got about 5 hours of sleep and am getting ready to head back out tonight. The rest of the crew for ferry flight preps arrived this afternoon and we should be back in Florida early next week.