Dec 2, 2008- STS-126 landing, day 2

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.


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 Dec 2, 2008- STS-126 landing, day 2

  1. Yeah, you are right, I agree with you.

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