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Name of Image: Liquid Hydrogen Tank for the External Tank
MIX #: 7776898
NIX #: 7776898 MSFC-7776898
Date of Image: 1977-02-01
Category: Space Shuttle Projects

Full Description: This photograph shows an inside view of a liquid hydrogen tank for the Space Shuttle external tank (ET) Main Propulsion Test Article (MPTA). The ET provides liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen to the Shuttle's three main engines during the first 8.5 minutes of flight. At 154-feet long and more than 27-feet in diameter, the ET is the largest component of the Space Shuttle, the structural backbone of the entire Shuttle system, and is the only part of the vehicle that is not reusable. The ET is manufactured at the Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans, Louisiana, by the Martin Marietta Corporation under management of the Marshall Space Flight Center.
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Keywords: Liquid Hydrogen Tank, External Tank, ET, Main Propulsion Test Article, MPTA
MSFC Negative Number: 7776898
Reference Number: MSFC-75-SA-4105-2C
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