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In the Orbiter Processing Facility a worker points to some of the tiles on orbiter Atlantis.

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In the Orbiter Processing Facility, a worker points to some of the tiles on orbiter Atlantis that are being dried by clusters of 200-300 watt heat lamps. Significant rainstorms during the orbiter’s turnaround for a ferry flight home from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., caused a moisture problem. The tiles are part of the Thermal Protection System used on orbiters for extreme temperatures encountered during landing. Engineers are evaluating the current procedures to assure the tiles are in a safe and flight-ready condition

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  • Title: In the Orbiter Processing Facility a worker points to some of the tiles on orbiter Atlantis.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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