Cracked Insulation Found On Shuttle Tank

We just received the news that a crack was found on the Shuttle’s external fuel tank (ET) after detanking, or emptying of the liquid hydrogen and oxygen, of the tank. From the picture, the crack looks like it’s circular at the top then extends down the intertank. Unknown is which side of the ET the crack appears on, that is the Shuttle side or the back side. More news to come…

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Cracked ET Insulation


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