News tagged with external fuel tank

NASA inspects damaged tiles on shuttle

NASA is examining seven heat shield tiles that appear to have been damaged during the shuttle Endeavour's ascent into orbit, but the US space agency said Wednesday there was no cause for concern.

May 18, 2011
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Image: Atlantis' final rollover

(PhysOrg.com) -- Shuttle Atlantis makes its final planned move from Orbiter Processing Facility-1 to the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

May 18, 2011
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Image: Endeavour on the Pad

(PhysOrg.com) -- Bathed in xenon lights, space shuttle Endeavour, attached to its external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters, took one last journey from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A at ...

Mar 11, 2011
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