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SPACE: Shuttle returns to flight picture 2 infographic

Shuttle returns to flight picture 2

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June 8, 2005 -- Picture shows the orbiter Discovery being positioned for remating to the new External Tank 121, and Solid Rocket Boosters. ET-121 was originally slated to fly with Atlantis on mission STS-121, but will now help carry Discovery into space on the upcoming STS-114 mission. The tank has a new heater for the liquid oxygen feedline bellows area, to eliminate ice build-up which could lead to debris hitting the orbiter.

(Story: Duncan Mil)

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