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NASA Gallery - Space Shuttle Discovery > Space Shuttle Discovery Mid-Deck by National Geographic

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National Geographic National Geographic
Explore score
3.08 Gigapixels
Date added
Apr 10, 2012
Date taken
Feb 14, 2012
astrophotography, photojournalism

The space shuttle's mid-deck was a multipurpose area. Astronauts slept here, food was stored and prepared, scientific research was carried out, and the toilet utilized. It provided crew module access on the ground through the main hatch and in space through the airlock to the payload bay and International Space Station (ISS). During launch and landing, three to four astronauts sat in the mid-deck, blind to the outside except for one tiny window in the main hatch.

Photographer: Jon Brack
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  1. Jason Buchheim

    Jason Buchheim (April 17, 2012, 05:41PM )

    So amazing being able to finally explore inside the space shuttle! Great job on these panoramas. The view is even better in this 3D-Virtual Reality Gigapan Proxy viewer here www.3d-360.com/102667 Will open in
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