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   Photo ID:

   S81-39563   


   Program:

   Shuttle   


   Mission:

   STS-002


   Date Taken:

   1981-11-16


   Film Type:

   70mm

Title:
Views of STS-2 Columbia landing at Edwards Air Force Base, California
Description:
Views of STS-2 Columbia landing at Edwards Air Force Base, California followed by a T-38 jet aircraft. Rear wheels have touched down but front wheels are still in the air (39561); view of orbiter making final approach prior to landing at Edwards (39562); view of the underside of the orbiter as it makes its final approach for landing. This view provides a good study of the high temperature protection material exposed to friction on the atmospheric entry on the return to earth. Also show trails of smoke from wing tips (39563); view of the underside of orbiter as it makes its approach for landing (39564).
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