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Name of Image: First Space Shuttle External Tank Rollout
MIX #: 7783349
NIX #: 7783349 MSFC-7783349
Date of Image: 1977-09-09
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Full Description: The first Space Shuttle External Tank, the Main Propulsion Test Article (MPTA), rolls off the assembly line September 9, 1977 at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The MPTA was then transported to the National Space Technology Laboratories in southern Mississippi where it was used in the first static firing of the three main engines. Marshall Space Flight Center had management responsibility for Space Shuttle propulsion elements, including the External Tank. Martin Marietta was the prime contractor who designed and assembled the tanks at Michoud.
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Keywords: History, Rockets, External Tank Roll-out
MSFC Negative Number: 7783349
Reference Number: MSFC-75-SA-4105-2C
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