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STS-127 - LAUNCH

STS-127 - LAUNCH

Description: SEQUENTIAL STILL COVERAGE OF LIFTOFF. FRAME VEHICLE AND LAUNCHER PLUS ONE VEHICLE LENGTH. Item: DD083-39A Date Taken: 7/15/2009 Image Type: DIGITAL STILLS STS127 LAUNCH AND LANDING

Photographs of President Richard Nixon Greeting the Apollo 11 Astronauts on the USS Hornet

Photographs of President Richard Nixon Greeting the Apollo 11 Astronau...

Original caption: NASA/APOLLO. ABOARD THE USS HORNET - President Richard M. Nixon appears to be holding the Presidential Seal which is attached to the door of the Mobile Quarantine Facility during his greeting... More

STS102-368-019 - STS-102 - Empty orbiter payload bay as seen from U.S. Laboratory/Destiny window

STS102-368-019 - STS-102 - Empty orbiter payload bay as seen from U.S....

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the empty orbiter payload bay as seen from the U.S. Laboratory/Destiny module window. Subject Terms: STS-102, DISCOVERY (ORBITER), PAYLOAD BAY,... More

S05-43-1547 - STS-005 - Earth observations taken during STS-5 mission

S05-43-1547 - STS-005 - Earth observations taken during STS-5 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-5 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Many of the views on this roll are framed by a portion of the orbiter... More

S08-49-1745 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

S08-49-1745 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations (framed by the aft flight deck window) taken during the STS-8 mission from the space shuttle Challenger. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERV... More

S07-32-1746 - STS-007 - View of the shuttle Challenger from the SPAS-01 satellite

S07-32-1746 - STS-007 - View of the shuttle Challenger from the SPAS-0...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the STS-7 shuttle Challenger taken from the Shuttle pallet satellite (SPAS-01) include: Close-up, dark view of starboard section of shuttle Cha... More

S07-32-1756 - STS-007 - View of the shuttle Challenger from the SPAS-01 satellite

S07-32-1756 - STS-007 - View of the shuttle Challenger from the SPAS-0...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the STS-7 shuttle Challenger taken from the Shuttle pallet satellite (SPAS-01) include: Close-up views of the shuttle Challenger, taken from th... More

S07-32-1757 - STS-007 - Earth observations taken during STS-7

S07-32-1757 - STS-007 - Earth observations taken during STS-7

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-7 mission from the space shuttle Challenger include: sunset (dark) Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPAC... More

2004 Native-American Observance

2004 Native-American Observance

2004 Native-American Observance NASA Identifier: C-2004-1777

2004 Native-American Observance

2004 Native-American Observance

2004 Native-American Observance NASA Identifier: C-2004-1778

2004 Native-American Observance

2004 Native-American Observance

2004 Native-American Observance NASA Identifier: C-2004-1779

AST-22-1803 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project

AST-22-1803 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project

Photographs of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

41B-37-1825 - STS-41B

41B-37-1825 - STS-41B

The original finding aid described this as: Preservation File Format: TIFF STS-41B

AST-22-1830 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project

AST-22-1830 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project

Photographs of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

S08-50-1835 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

S08-50-1835 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-8 mission from the space shuttle Challenger. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) STS-8 Categories:... More

AST-22-1835 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project

AST-22-1835 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project

Photographs of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

S08-50-1837 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

S08-50-1837 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-8 mission from the space shuttle Challenger. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) STS-8 Categories:... More

S08-50-1838 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

S08-50-1838 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-8 mission from the space shuttle Challenger. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) STS-8 Categories:... More

S08-50-1840 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

S08-50-1840 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-8 mission from the space shuttle Challenger. An active 5, 500 foot high volcano on Adonara Island in Indonesia ... More

S08-50-1841 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

S08-50-1841 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-8 mission from the space shuttle Challenger. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) STS-8 Categories:... More

S05-45-1849 - STS-005 - Dark view of payload bay and orbiter wing

S05-45-1849 - STS-005 - Dark view of payload bay and orbiter wing

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Dark view of payload bay lights and a portion of the space shuttle Columbia's wing. Subject Terms: WINGS, PAYLOAD BAY, STS-5, COLUMBIA (ORBITER) Categ... More

AST-22-1850 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project - Apollo Soyuz Test Project, Out of Focus, Black Sea

AST-22-1850 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project - Apollo Soyuz Test Project, O...

The original database describes this as: Description: Apollo Soyuz Test Project (ASTP),Out of Focus,Black Sea. Image taken on Revolution 135. Original Film Magazine: CX-13,Laboratory Roll 22; Camera Data: Hass... More

S08-50-1851 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

S08-50-1851 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-8 mission from the space shuttle Challenger. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) STS-8 Categories:... More

S08-50-1891 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

S08-50-1891 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-8 mission from the space shuttle Challenger. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) STS-8 Categories:... More

S05-45-1892 - STS-005 - Blank

S05-45-1892 - STS-005 - Blank

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Blank (underexposed) Subject Terms: STS-5 Categories: Blank Interior_Exterior: Exterior Ground_Orbit: On-orbit Original: Film - 70MM CT Preservati... More

HISTORIC AERONAUTICS ARTIFACTS

HISTORIC AERONAUTICS ARTIFACTS

HISTORIC AERONAUTICS ARTIFACTS NASA Identifier: C-2002-1892

AST-23-1894 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project

AST-23-1894 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project

Photographs of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

S05-45-1895 - STS-005 - Blank

S05-45-1895 - STS-005 - Blank

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Blank (underexposed) Subject Terms: STS-5 Categories: Blank Interior_Exterior: Exterior Ground_Orbit: On-orbit Original: Film - 70MM CT Preservati... More

S05-45-1896 - STS-005 - Blank

S05-45-1896 - STS-005 - Blank

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Blank (underexposed) Subject Terms: STS-5 Categories: Blank Interior_Exterior: Exterior Ground_Orbit: On-orbit Original: Film - 70MM CT Preservati... More

S05-45-1898 - STS-005 - Blank

S05-45-1898 - STS-005 - Blank

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Blank (underexposed) Subject Terms: STS-5 Categories: Blank Interior_Exterior: Exterior Ground_Orbit: On-orbit Original: Film - 70MM CT Preservati... More

S05-45-1899 - STS-005 - Blank

S05-45-1899 - STS-005 - Blank

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Blank (underexposed) Subject Terms: STS-5 Categories: Blank Interior_Exterior: Exterior Ground_Orbit: On-orbit Original: Film - 70MM CT Preservati... More

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

NASA Glenn Plum Brook Station Building Inventory 2007

NASA Glenn Plum Brook Station Building Inventory 2007

NASA Glenn Plum Brook Station Building Inventory 2007 NASA Identifier: C-2007-1900

41G-71-1900-A_B - STS-41G

41G-71-1900-A_B - STS-41G

The original finding aid described this as: Preservation File Format: TIFF STS-41G

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Miscellaneous: EC03-0163-16 The mural was created...

Miscellaneous: EC03-0163-16 The mural was created...

EC03-0163-16 The mural was created to celebrate the achievements of Wilbur and Orville Wright and to commemorate a century of powered flight. Central to the composition is the 1903 Wright Flyer. ''On Dec. 17, 1... More

AST-23-1902 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project

AST-23-1902 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project

Photographs of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

S08-37-1902 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

S08-37-1902 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-8 mission from the space shuttle Challenger. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) STS-8 Categories:... More

Langley

Langley

Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834 - 1906) and Charles M. Manly (left) chief mechanic and pilot on board the houseboat which served to launch Langley's Aerodrome aircraft over the Potomac River in 1903. NASA Identif... More

The Langley Aerodrome

The Langley Aerodrome

L90-4341: "The Langley Aerodrome, brainchild of a group led by Samuel Langley. Shortly after this photo was taken, the December 8, 1903, manned tests of the Aerodrome ended abruptly in failure, as it fell into ... More

41G-71-1905-A_B - STS-41G

41G-71-1905-A_B - STS-41G

The original finding aid described this as: Preservation File Format: TIFF STS-41G

41G-71-1906-A_B - STS-41G

41G-71-1906-A_B - STS-41G

The original finding aid described this as: Preservation File Format: TIFF STS-41G

1906 San Francisco Earthquake: Image of the Day

1906 San Francisco Earthquake: Image of the Day

Along the coast of California, the tectonic plate underlying the Pacific Ocean and the plate harboring the North American landmass meet at the San Andreas Fault. Intense pressure builds up along the fault as th... More

41G-71-1908-A_B - STS-41G

41G-71-1908-A_B - STS-41G

The original finding aid described this as: Preservation File Format: TIFF STS-41G

NACA-A Look Back

NACA-A Look Back

The historical evolution of airfoil sections from 1908-1944. The last two shapes are low-drag sections designed to have laminar, uninterrupted flow over 60 to 70 percent of chord on both the upper and lower sur... More

S09-37-1908 - STS-009 - Earth observations taken by the STS-9 crew

S09-37-1908 - STS-009 - Earth observations taken by the STS-9 crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-9 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: STS-9 EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) Categories: E... More

41G-71-1909-A_B - STS-41G

41G-71-1909-A_B - STS-41G

The original finding aid described this as: Preservation File Format: TIFF STS-41G

STATE OF THE CENTER 2002

STATE OF THE CENTER 2002

STATE OF THE CENTER 2002 NASA Identifier: C-2002-1910

S08-37-1911 - STS-008 - View of PFTA being lifted from Challenger's payload bay

S08-37-1911 - STS-008 - View of PFTA being lifted from Challenger's pa...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the Remote Manipulator System (RMS) arm reaching into the Challenger's payload bay to lift the payload flight test article (PFTA) for dynamic i... More

S08-37-1913 - STS-008 - View of PFTA being lifted from Challenger's payload bay

S08-37-1913 - STS-008 - View of PFTA being lifted from Challenger's pa...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Dark view of unidentified crewmember working the Remote Manipulator System (RMS) controls, with a portion of the RMS arm in the overhead window. Subjec... More

Fokker D.VII

Fokker D.VII

Fokker D.VII: The Fokker D.VII was one of the best fighter aircraft of World War I, and was the only weapon used by the Central Powers specifically mentioned in the Versailles Treaty. The Central Powers surrend... More

Dr. Joseph Ames

Dr. Joseph Ames

Dr. Joseph Sweetman Ames at his desk at the NACA headquarters. Dr. Ames was a founding member of NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics), appointed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1915. Ames took on... More

41G-71-1916-A_B - STS-41G

41G-71-1916-A_B - STS-41G

The original finding aid described this as: Preservation File Format: TIFF STS-41G

Original NACA Hangars

Original NACA Hangars

The original NACA hangars, 1931. The aircraft parked to the right is the Fairchild owned by the NACA. Just outside the hangar door is a modified Ford Model A that was used to start aircraft propellers. Photogra... More

Langley Laboratory Annual Picnic, Buckroe Beach

Langley Laboratory Annual Picnic, Buckroe Beach

Wheelbarrow Race. Series of three photographs of barrel jousting competition. On the barrel to the left is Edward R. Ray Sharp, a future engineer in charge of the NACA's Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory in C... More

Pearl I. Young

Pearl I. Young

Pearl I. Young, the NACA's first female professional, at work in the instrument research laboratory circa 1929. Photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication, by James Schultz, page... More

Metal workers

Metal workers

Metal workers welding pipe pause for the camera in this 1929 view. Photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication by James Schultz. Also published in Engineer in Charge: A History of... More

Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory

Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory

Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory as it appeared shortly after completion in 1918. Photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication (page 2), by James Schultz. NASA Identifier: L1378

ELLINGTON AFB CIRCA 1918

ELLINGTON AFB CIRCA 1918

NASA Identifier: S73-30627

ELLINGTON AFB CIRCA 1918

ELLINGTON AFB CIRCA 1918

NASA Identifier: S73-30625

ELLINGTON AFB CIRCA 1918

ELLINGTON AFB CIRCA 1918

NASA Identifier: S73-30626

ELLINGTON AFB CIRCA 1918

ELLINGTON AFB CIRCA 1918

NASA Identifier: S73-30625

ELLINGTON AFB CIRCA 1918

ELLINGTON AFB CIRCA 1918

NASA Identifier: S73-30627

Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory

Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory

Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory as it appeared shortly after completion in 1918. Photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication (page 2), by James Schultz. NASA Identifier: L1378

ELLINGTON AFB CIRCA 1918

ELLINGTON AFB CIRCA 1918

NASA Identifier: S73-30626

AST-23-1910 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project

AST-23-1910 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project

Photographs of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

Aircraft Wing Preparation

Aircraft Wing Preparation

A LMAL carpenter prepares full scale wings for flight research, 1920. Photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication (page 36), by James Schultz. Published in Engineer in Charge, NAS... More

41G-71-1910-A_B - STS-41G

41G-71-1910-A_B - STS-41G

The original finding aid described this as: Preservation File Format: TIFF STS-41G

Boeing F3B-1

Boeing F3B-1

Boeing F3B-1: While most Boeing F3B-1s served aboard the U. S. Navy aircraft carriers Lexington and Saratoga, this example flew in NACA hands at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory in the late 1920's. ... More

Aircraft Wing Preparation

Aircraft Wing Preparation

A LMAL carpenter prepares full scale wings for flight research, 1920. Photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication (page 36), by James Schultz. Published in Engineer in Charge, NAS... More

Loftin Collection - Boeing Aircraft

Loftin Collection - Boeing Aircraft

Either a F2B-1 or F3B-1, both aircraft were built by Boeing and both were powered by Pratt and Whitney Wasp engines. These fighters were intended for Navy shipboard use. Boeing F3B-1: While most Boeing F3B-1s s... More

Meeting of the Main Committee, Washington, D.C., 1920

Meeting of the Main Committee, Washington, D.C., 1920

Meeting of the NACA main committee in the NACA conference room, Washington D. C., 1920. (from right to left) Charles D. Wolcott, Joseph S. Ames, William F. Durand. Fourth from left is Orville Wright. At the cha... More

NACA's First Wind Tunnel

NACA's First Wind Tunnel

The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA)'s first wind tunnel,Located at Langley Field in Hampton,VA,was an open-circuit wind tunnel completed in 1920. Essentially a replica of the ten-year-old tun... More

Vikers Viking Amphibian - biplane

Vikers Viking Amphibian - biplane

Vikers Viking Amphibian - biplane: Initially procured in 1921 by the U.S. Navy during their studies of foreign designs, the Vickers Viking IV became NACA 17 during its short period of study at Langley. NASA Ide... More

Fire in Variable Density Wind Tunnel

Fire in Variable Density Wind Tunnel

Fire gutted interior of Variable-Density Tunnel (VDT). On August 1, 1927 a major fire broke out inside the VDT. Clean-up, repair, redesign and reinstallation of equipment took about 8 months. From the Variable ... More

The Variable Density Tunnel

The Variable Density Tunnel

The Variable Density Tunnel arrives by rail in 1922 from the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company. Photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication (page 72). Also published ... More

Orville Wright visits Langley Laboratory

Orville Wright visits Langley Laboratory

Engineer David L. Bacon and physicist Frederick H. Norton, escorted Orville Wright, in hat, around the laboratory during his visit in July 1922. To the right is George Lewis. NASA Identifier: L1767

SPAD VII

SPAD VII

SPAD VII (Socitete Pour Aviation et des Derives): This SPAD VII, marked as NACA 10, flew at Langley from September 1922 until February 1925. NASA Identifier: L423

Variable-Density Tunnel - Wind Tunnel #2

Variable-Density Tunnel - Wind Tunnel #2

Equipment used for pressurizing the Variable-Density Tunnel (VDT): The VDT tunnel is on the right; the compressors are on the left. Figure 4 in the NACA Technical Report 227 (Part 2) identifies each piece of eq... More

Orville Wright visits Langley Laboratory

Orville Wright visits Langley Laboratory

Engineer David L. Bacon and physicist Frederick H. Norton, escorted Orville Wright, in hat, around the laboratory during his visit in July 1922. To the right is George Lewis. NASA Identifier: L1767

Boeing PW-9

Boeing PW-9

This Boeing PW-9 was built with strong tail surfaces and fuselage for the systematic investigation of pressure distribution. Although the PW-9 designation would seem to mark a military aircraft, the NACA Boeing... More

Loftin Collection (Spirit of St. Louis)

Loftin Collection (Spirit of St. Louis)

Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis" equipped with 220 HP Wright Whirlwind engine. Charles A. Lindbergh flew this aircraft non-stop from New York to Paris in the period May 20-21 1927. Photographed in San Diego, Cali... More

Bee Line BR-1 Racer

Bee Line BR-1 Racer

Bee Line BR-1 Racer: The Bee Line BR-1 was a racing aircraft used to compete in the 1922 Pulitzer Air Race. The aircraft and its sister ship, the Bee Line BR-2, came to Langley and the NACA in 1926. The BR-1 is... More

Fire in Variable Density Wind Tunnel

Fire in Variable Density Wind Tunnel

Fire gutted interior of Variable-Density Tunnel (VDT). On August 1, 1927 a major fire broke out inside the VDT. Clean-up, repair, redesign and reinstallation of equipment took about 8 months. From the Variable ... More

Boeing PW-9

Boeing PW-9

This Boeing PW-9 was built with strong tail surfaces and fuselage for the systematic investigation of pressure distribution. Although the PW-9 designation would seem to mark a military aircraft, the NACA Boeing... More

Orville Wright visits Langley Laboratory in 1922

Orville Wright visits Langley Laboratory in 1922

The hero of most NACA engineers was Orville Wright. NASA Identifier: L226

Variable Density Tunnel

Variable Density Tunnel

The Variable Density Tunnel in operation. Variable Density Tunnel 1923. NASA Identifier: L463

Loftin Collection - Boeing PW-9

Loftin Collection - Boeing PW-9

Boeing PW-9 Army pursuit aircraft. First produced in about 1924. NASA Identifier: L6451

AWARD PHOTOS - ADMINISTRATION STAFF

AWARD PHOTOS - ADMINISTRATION STAFF

AWARD PHOTOS - ADMINISTRATION STAFF NASA Identifier: C-1986-1924

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