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  1. External Tank (ET)

    Snapshot Title: External Tank (ET)
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: STS-133 Space Shuttle Discovery - Side View (Nov. 3, 2010)
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    Space Shuttle External Tank
    www.lockheedmartin.com/ssc/michoud/ExternalTank/index.html Will open in a new tab or window



  2. MPS Engine #1

    Snapshot Title: MPS Engine #1
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: STS-133 Space Shuttle Discovery - Side View (Nov. 3, 2010)
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    Main Propulsion System, Engine #1



  3. Primary Thrusters

    Snapshot Title: Primary Thrusters
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: STS-133 Space Shuttle Discovery - Side View (Nov. 3, 2010)
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    Reaction Control Subsystem



  4. Star Tracker Doors

    Snapshot Title: Star Tracker Doors
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: Space Shuttle Discovery - Nov. 3, 2010
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    Doors Y & Z



  5. Primary Thrusters

    Snapshot Title: Primary Thrusters
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: Space Shuttle Discovery - Nov. 3, 2010
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    Reaction Control Subsystem



  6. OMS

    Snapshot Title: OMS
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: Space Shuttle Discovery - Nov. 3, 2010
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    Orbital Maneuvering System



  7. MPS Engine #3

    Snapshot Title: MPS Engine #3
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: Space Shuttle Discovery - Nov. 3, 2010
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    Main Propulsion System



  8. MPS Engine #2

    Snapshot Title: MPS Engine #2
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: Space Shuttle Discovery - Nov. 3, 2010
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    Main Propulsion System



  9. MPS Engine #1

    Snapshot Title: MPS Engine #1
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: Space Shuttle Discovery - Nov. 3, 2010
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    Main Propulsion System



  10. Observation Windows

    Snapshot Title: Observation Windows
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: Space Shuttle Discovery - Nov. 3, 2010
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    (left window - emergency egress window)



  11. Primary Thrusters

    Snapshot Title: Primary Thrusters
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: Space Shuttle Discovery - Nov. 3, 2010
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    (Reaction Control Subsystem)



  12. Space Shuttle Discovery
  13. Payload Changeout Room
  14. Workers on "Beanie" cap
  15. NASA Insignia

    Snapshot Title: NASA Insignia
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: Space Shuttle Discovery - Nov. 3, 2010
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    (also known as the meatball)



  16. Discovery (OV-103)
  17. Space Shuttle Discovery

    Snapshot Title: Space Shuttle Discovery
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: Space Shuttle Discovery - Nov. 3, 2010
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    Cockpit



  18. "Rainbirds"

    Snapshot Title: "Rainbirds"
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: STS-133 - Launch Pad 39a
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    Two of 16 huge nozzles on the Mobile Launcher Platform.

    The water system is designed to protect the Shuttle and its payloads from any damage that may occur from acoustical energy reflected from the M...



  19. Solid Rocket Booster

    Snapshot Title: Solid Rocket Booster
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: STS-133 - Launch Pad 39a
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    spaceflight.nasa.gov/shuttle/reference/shutref/srb/srb.html Will open in a new tab or window



  20. Rotating Service Structure (RSS)

    Snapshot Title: Rotating Service Structure (RSS)
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: STS-133 - Launch Pad 39a
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/launch/rotating-service-structure.html Will open in a new tab or window



  21. Mobile Launch Platform (MLP)

    Snapshot Title: Mobile Launch Platform (MLP)
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: STS-133 - Launch Pad 39a
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    science.ksc.nasa.gov/facilities/mlp.html Will open in a new tab or window



  22. Xenon Lights

    Snapshot Title: Xenon Lights
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: STS-133 - Launch Pad 39a
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    -



  23. Xenon Lights

    Snapshot Title: Xenon Lights
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: STS-133 - Launch Pad 39a
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    Used to light up the shuttle at night. Often used the night before the shuttle launch after the Rotating Service Structure (RSS) is rolled back away from the shuttle.



  24. Hydrogen Burn Off

    Snapshot Title: Hydrogen Burn Off
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: STS-133 - Launch Pad 39a
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    This is actually a safety feature: The flame burns away excess hydrogen in the area so it doesn't become a toxic hazard.



  25. External Tank or "ET"

    Snapshot Title: External Tank or "ET"
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: STS-133 - Launch Pad 39a
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    www.nasa.gov/returntoflight/system/system_ET.html Will open in a new tab or window



  26. Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB)

    Snapshot Title: Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB)
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: STS-133 - Launch Pad 39a
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    One of the largest buildings in the world.
    science.ksc.nasa.gov/facilities/vab.html Will open in a new tab or window



  27. Water Tower

    Snapshot Title: Water Tower
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: STS-133 - Launch Pad 39a
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    -



  28. Launch Pad 39b

    Snapshot Title: Launch Pad 39b
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: STS-133 - Launch Pad 39a
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    Shuttle Launch Pad 39b



  29. Space Shuttle Discovery

    Snapshot Title: Space Shuttle Discovery
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: STS-133 - Launch Pad 39a
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    The Space Shuttle Discovery is seen on launch pad 39a.



  30. Person #4

    Snapshot Title: Person #4
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: U.S. Capitol
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    Reflection of a person.



  31. Person #3

    Snapshot Title: Person #3
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: U.S. Capitol
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    3rd person found in this Gigapan



  32. St. Peter's

    Snapshot Title: St. Peter's
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: U.S. Capitol
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    St. Peter's Catholic Church



  33. Madison Building

    Snapshot Title: Madison Building
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: U.S. Capitol
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    Library of Congress, Madison Building



  34. Cannon

    Snapshot Title: Cannon
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: U.S. Capitol
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    South side of the Cannon House Office Building



  35. Longworth

    Snapshot Title: Longworth
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: U.S. Capitol
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    South side of the Longworth House Office Building.



  36. Rayburn Building

    Snapshot Title: Rayburn Building
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: U.S. Capitol
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    South side of the Rayburn House Office Building



  37. Person #2

    Snapshot Title: Person #2
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: U.S. Capitol
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    second person found in gigapan.



  38. Person #1

    Snapshot Title: Person #1
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: U.S. Capitol
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    First person found in frame



  39. Fountain

    Snapshot Title: Fountain
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: U.S. Capitol
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    fountain



  40. Owl

    Snapshot Title: Owl
    Taken by: NASA HQ PHOTO

    Image: U.S. Capitol
    Image Owner: NASA HQ PHOTO



    Description:

    Fake Owl



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