Dec 4, 2008- STS-126 landing, day 4

Getting closer to coming home– today I was tasked with removing the flight forward attach point just behind the nose gear.

It weighs about 75 pounds + the lifting fixture. The fun part is not to damage the tile around it as you work it out of the cavity, but we were able to pull it out clean.

Was moved to another job afterward- establishing access into the payload bay. The temperature was dropping, but there was a warm purge coming from the door, so it wasn’t too bad. The guy helping me was able to take this one while I was working.


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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