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    That's pretty cool, one of the great things about this forum is that you can put almost anything on here, cp related or not. By the way, what were they doing with that tank?
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    It's on its way to the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center of the California Science Center Museums in Los Angeles. To be on exhibit along with the shuttle Endeavour.
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    Looks like it should store plenty of rainwater for my summer watering needs...

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    Still amazes me how huge those things have to be to get a shuttle to escape velocity. So glad we're making progress with spaceplane technology. Hopefully a cheaper, more efficient delivery system will mean more public interest in space operations, now that the opponents can't spin the money side quite as much. (I actually wrote an essay in college detailing NASA's funding, and it was a literal drop in the bucket compared to everything else that gets allotted money yearly. Quite sad, actually.)

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    FYI that is tank #94. It never flew to space. Pretty cool though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommyr View Post
    FYI that is tank #94. It never flew to space. Pretty cool though!
    If I recall correctly from my trip to Kennedy space center a couple years ago. The big orange fuel tank is not reused. once they're in space, they drop the tank and it burns up in the atmosphere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by curtisconners View Post
    If I recall correctly from my trip to Kennedy space center a couple years ago. The big orange fuel tank is not reused. once they're in space, they drop the tank and it burns up in the atmosphere.
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