Aviation Photo #1127532 Rockwell Space Shuttle - NASA

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The two Solid Rocket Boosters (SRB) provide the main thrust to lift the space shuttle off the pad and up to an altitude of about 150,000 feet, or 24 nautical miles (28 statute miles). In addition, the two SRBs carry the entire weight of the external tank and orbiter and transmit the weight load through their structure to the mobile launcher platform. Note the fuel lines from the main tank and can you spot the difference between the left & right SRBs?
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    Suresh A. Atapattu
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    September 6, 2006
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Photo Added: October 21, 2006

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12 years ago
I think there is an extra stripe on the left solid rocket booster.

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