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View from forward center of NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) looking up and northeast, showing both Fold-down Nose Platforms near bottom, the 45 foot Nose Platform, the Rollout Platform for SCA attach point on left, and both Shuttle Access Platforms.

View from Helicopter of STS-128 Discovery in Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

View from above the Mate-Demate Device (MDD), hangar, and runway looking south

NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) view from 80 foot level, looking east with 'A' Platform in foreground, right. Also visible: both SAPs at extreme bottom, starboard Main Hoist hook, 'XY' motor platform, and forward Main Moist hook.

NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) 45 foot Nose Platform, looking southeast, view of Crew Module Access 'White Room'

STS-2 Columbia in Mate-Demate Device (MDD), looking west at facility from helicopter view above

NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) view from port side Shuttle Access Platform (SAP) looking northwest back into structure, starboard SAP is visible on right. 45 foot Nose Platform visible lower left, directly above is 'A' Platform, and directly about that is hook for Forward Main Hoist.

NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) view from ground looking west and up at Shuttle Access Platforms (SAPs)- 'A' platform, 'XY' motor platform, and front and rear main hoist hooks and blocks also visible.

View from Helicopter of STS-128 Discovery in Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

View from forward center of NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD) looking north-northeast. Visible on left is the North Personnel/equipment hoist, the Fold-down Nose Platform in center, and Rollout Platform for Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) forward attach point access above that.

Front detail view of STS-125 Atlantis in Mate-Demate Device (MDD) over 747 SCA

View from Helicopter of STS-128 Discovery in Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

View from Helicopter of STS-128 Discovery in Mate-Demate Device (MDD)

A ground-to-air view of the space shuttle Challenger during liftoff from launch complex 39A at 7:33 a.m. EDT. Aboard the Challenger for the seventh launch of the Space Transportation System are CMDR Bob Crippen, pilot Frederick H. Hauck, and mission specialists Sally Ride, John M. Fabian and Dr. Norman Thagard

A view of the NASA Space Shuttle Program Solid Rocket Booster Deceleration Subsystem, as it approaches its impact point during a parachute drop test at the National Parachute Test Range

A view of the NASA Space Shuttle Program Solid Rocket Booster Deceleration Subsystem, as it approaches its impact point during a parachute drop test at the National Parachute Test Range

A view of the NASA Space Shuttle Program Solid Rocket Booster Deceleration Subsystem, after a parachute drop test at the National Parachute Test Range

A view of the NASA Space Shuttle Program Solid Rocket Booster Deceleration Subsystem, after a parachute drop test at the National Parachute Test Range

A view of the NASA Space Shuttle Program Solid Rocket Booster Deceleration Subsystem, as it approaches its impact point during a parachute drop test at the National Parachute Test Range

A view of the NASA Space Shuttle Program Solid Rocket Booster Deceleration Subsystem, after a parachute drop test at the National Parachute Test Range

A view of the NASA Space Shuttle Program Solid Rocket Booster Deceleration Subsystem, after a parachute drop test at the National Parachute Test Range

A view of the NASA Space Shuttle Program Solid Rocket Booster Deceleration Subsystem, after a parachute drop test at the National Parachute Test Range

A view of the NASA Space Shuttle Program Solid Rocket Booster Deceleration Subsystem, as it approaches its impact point during a parachute drop test at the National Parachute Test Range

A view of the NASA Space Shuttle Program Solid Rocket Booster Deceleration Subsystem, after a parachute drop test at the National Parachute Test Range

A view of the NASA Space Shuttle Program Solid Rocket Booster Deceleration Subsystem, after a parachute drop test at the National Parachute Test Range

A view of the NASA Space Shuttle Program Solid Rocket Booster Deceleration Subsystem, after a parachute drop test at the National Parachute Test Range

A view of the NASA Space Shuttle Program Solid Rocket Booster Deceleration Subsystem, after a parachute drop test at the National Parachute Test Range

A view of the NASA Space Shuttle Program Solid Rocket Booster Deceleration Subsystem, after a parachute drop test at the National Parachute Test Range

A view of the NASA Space Shuttle Program Solid Rocket Booster Deceleration Subsystem, as it approaches its impact point during a parachute drop test at the National Parachute Test Range

A view of the NASA Space Shuttle Program Solid Rocket Booster Deceleration Subsystem, after a parachute drop test at the National Parachute Test Range

A view of the NASA Space Shuttle Program Solid Rocket Booster Deceleration Subsystem, after a parachute drop test at the National Parachute Test Range

SPACE SHUTTLE GHOST VIEW

A ground view of the space shuttle, Columbia, as it sits atop the mother ship, a 747 aircraft (May 1980 PHOTO Contest entry)

A view of tiles on the space shuttle Columbia at the Kennedy Space Center

A view of the launch pad for the space shuttle Columbia at the Kennedy Space Center

A night view of the Space Transportation System (STS) shuttle Columbia on Launch Pad 39. The shuttle is being prepared for its first flight

A night view of the Space Transportation System (STS) shuttle Columbia on Launch Pad 39. The shuttle is undergoing preparations prior to its maiden flight

STS096-335-010 - STS-096 - View of the ISS taken during approach to docking

STS114-306-009 - STS-114 - Flyaround view of the ISS

S09-18-805 - STS-009 - View of the Spacelab module in the payload bay of the Columbia during STS-9

STS067-732A-000B - STS-067 - View of ASTRO-2 payload in Endeavour's cargo bay

STS088-342-004 - STS-088 - View of the STS-88 crew on the middeck

STS091-391-025 - STS-091 - View of the middeck crowded with stowage bags

S07-32-1659 - STS-007 - View of the shuttle Challenger from the SPAS-01 satellite

S02-12-837 - STS-002 - View of RMS and OSTA-1 experiments in Columbia's payload bay

STS116-301-024 - STS-116 - View of the ISS taken during undocking of STS-116 Space Shuttle Discovery

S09-18-806 - STS-009 - View of the Spacelab module in the payload bay of the Columbia during STS-9

STS096-335-021 - STS-096 - View of the ISS taken during approach to docking

S06-40-705 - STS-006 - View of the deployed TDRS from aft cabin window of the STS-6 Challenger

S07-18-772 - STS-007 - View of the launch of the Telesat-F satellite from payload bay

STS069-707-020 - STS-069 - View of SPARTAN 201 during STS-69 mission

S07-32-1653 - STS-007 - View of the shuttle Challenger from the SPAS-01 satellite

STS116-320-009 - STS-116 - View of the STS-116 Space Shuttle Discovery aft payload bay

STS069-703-000AL - STS-069 - View of the deployment of the SPARTAN 235

S124E008043 - STS-124 - View of lighting taken by the STS-124 crew.

S47-202-015 - STS-047 - View of the Image Furnace in SL-J

S118E05585 - STS-118 - View of Caldwell and Williams posing for a photo in the FD during STS-118

S06-40-706 - STS-006 - View of the deployed TDRS from aft cabin window of the STS-6 Challenger

STS120-301-016 - STS-120 - View of U.S. Laboratory during STS-120 EVA

STS114-305-028 - STS-114 - Flyaround view of ISS

S118E09327 - STS-118 - View of Crewmembers in the MDDK of the Shuttle Endeavour during STS-118

S01-08-281 - STS-001 - View of the aft end of Columbia during the STS-1 mission

STS069-707-014 - STS-069 - View of SPARTAN 201 during STS-69 mission

STS096-360-020 - STS-096 - Portrait view of MS Jernigan in EMU

STS116-318-025 - STS-116 - View of the STS-116 Space Shuttle Discovery aft payload bay

STS069-703-000AX - STS-069 - View of the deployment of the SPARTAN 246

STS061-01-019 - STS-061 - Full length view of STS-61 Endeavour's payload bay

STS114-305-030 - STS-114 - Flyaround view of the ISS

STS114-306-012 - STS-114 - Flyaround view of the ISS

S07-32-1667 - STS-007 - View of the shuttle Challenger from the SPAS-01 satellite

STS069-703-000AG - STS-069 - View of the deployment of the SPARTAN 231

STS093-301-008 - STS-093 - View of the empty payload bay during the STS-93 mission

STS114-306-017 - STS-114 - Flyaround view of the ISS

STS116-318-015 - STS-116 - View of the STS-116 Space Shuttle Discovery aft payload bay

STS096-360-037 - STS-096 - Portrait view of MS Jernigan adjusting helmet

STS096-720-001 - STS-096 - View of the ODS and PMA-2 in the payload bay taken from Spacehab

S117E09662 - STS-117 - View of the Moon taken by STS-117 Crewmember

STS088-346-034 - STS-088 - View of the STS-88 crew on the middeck

STS069-707-011 - STS-069 - View of SPARTAN 201 during STS-69 mission

S07-32-1752 - STS-007 - View of the shuttle Challenger from the SPAS-01 satellite

STS091-394-024 - STS-091 - Post landing view of launch entry suited crewmembers at ease in the middeck

STS069-703-000AT - STS-069 - View of the deployment of the SPARTAN 242

STS069-703-000X - STS-069 - View of the deployment of the SPARTAN 222

S118E06067 - STS-118 - View of the ISS taken during STS-118

STS091-394-023 - STS-091 - Post landing view of launch entry suited crewmembers at ease in the middeck

S07-32-1753 - STS-007 - View of the shuttle Challenger from the SPAS-01 satellite

S07-32-1732 - STS-007 - View of the shuttle Challenger from the SPAS-01 satellite

STS116-320-011 - STS-116 - View of the STS-116 Space Shuttle Discovery aft payload bay

S39-370-013 - STS-039 - Dark View of STS-39 CIV experiment

STS069-703-000T - STS-069 - View of the deployment of the SPARTAN 218

S07-32-1691 - STS-007 - View of the shuttle Challenger from the SPAS-01 satellite

STS069-707-001 - STS-069 - View of SPARTAN 201 during STS-69 mission

S07-32-1698 - STS-007 - View of the shuttle Challenger from the SPAS-01 satellite

STS088-341-019 - STS-088 - View of the STS-88 crew on the flight deck during rendezvous

STS088-342-007 - STS-088 - View of the STS-88 crew on the middeck

STS096-360-035 - STS-096 - Portrait view of MS Jernigan adjusting helmet

S07-32-1714 - STS-007 - View of the shuttle Challenger from the SPAS-01 satellite

STS116-320-032 - STS-116 - View of the STS-116 Space Shuttle Discovery aft payload bay

S07-32-1641 - STS-007 - View of the shuttle Challenger from the SPAS-01 satellite

S06-44-576 - STS-006 - View of the port OMS pod of the STS-6 Challenger

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