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S135E006495 - STS-135 - Carbon-Carbon Panel Inspection taken by STS-135 IDC


S135E006495 - STS-135 - Carbon-Carbon Panel Inspection taken by STS-135 IDC



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Description: Inspection of Thermal Protection System (TPS) tiles on STS-135 Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, taken by the ISIS (Integrated Sensor Inspection System) Digital Camera (IDC). The IDC is part of the Orbiter Boom Sensor System (OBSS) used to inspect orbiter damage.

Subject Terms: STS-135, Atlantis (Orbiter), Inspection, Heat Shielding

Date Taken: 7/9/2011

Categories: Image Analysis

Interior_Exterior: Exterior

Ground_Orbit: On-orbit

Original: Digital Still

Preservation File Format: TIFF

Space Shuttle Atlantis was a space shuttle that was operated by NASA as part of the Space Shuttle program. It was the fourth operational shuttle built, and the last one to be built before the program was retired in 2011. Atlantis was named after the first research vessel operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and it made its first flight in October 1985. Over the course of its career, Atlantis completed 33 missions and spent a total of 307 days in space. Its last mission was STS-135, which was the final mission of the Space Shuttle program. Atlantis is now on display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. Space Shuttle Atlantis (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-104) was one of the four first operational orbiters in the Space Shuttle fleet of NASA, the space agency of the United States. (The other two are Discovery and Endeavour.) Atlantis was the fourth operational shuttle built. Atlantis is named after a two-masted sailing ship that operated from 1930 to 1966 for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Atlantis performed well in 25 years of service, flying 33 missions.





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