Aviation Photo #1088531 Rockwell Space Shuttle - NASA

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The orbiter's empennage in the launch position. The aluminium vertical tail consists of a structural fin surface, the rudder/speed brake surface, a tip and a lower trailing edge. The rudder splits into two halves to serve as a speed brake. Note the aft orbital maneuvering system/reaction control system pods. The ground crew underneath gives a size/scale reference.
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    Suresh A. Atapattu
    NASA
    Rockwell Space Shuttle
    Rockwell Space Shuttle
    Rockwell Space Shuttle
    Rockwell
    OV-103
    OV-103
    Kennedy Space Center
    Florida
    USA
    June 29, 2006
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Anonymous
11 years ago
Very impressive.

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