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Cryo Tank Fill at Pad 39B

NASA/Kim Shiflett2017-09-26

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A large plume of mist or vapor is visible as a Praxair truck slowly transfers its load of liquid oxygen, or LO2, into a giant storage sphere at the northwest corner of Launch Pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The sphere will gradually be chilled down from normal temperature to about negative 298 degrees Fahrenheit, during the first major integrated operation to prepare for the launch of the agency's Orion spacecraft atop the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. The Ground Systems Development and Operations Program is overseeing upgrades and modifications to pad B to support the launch of the SLS and Orion spacecraft for Exploration Mission-1, deep space missions and NASA’s journey to Mars.

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  • Title: Cryo Tank Fill at Pad 39B
  • Creator: NASA/Kim Shiflett
  • Date Created: 2017-09-26
  • Location: Pad 39B
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: ajwatso3

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