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Air-to-air coverage of orbiter inspection during its descent
View of the underside of the orbiter as it makes its descent during the touchdown at the Northrup Strip, New Mexico (28835); side view of Columbia on approach to the Northrup Strip on the White Sands Missile Range (28836); Columbia on approach to the Northrup Strip. In the uppers left hand corner a T-38 chase plane is visible (28837); Columbia touches down on the Northrup Strip at White Sands (28838); Columbia is shown seconds from touchdown with two T-38 chase planes following it in to the landing strip (28839); T-38 chase planes remain relatively close to the Shuttle orbiter Columbia as it makes its descent to the landing site in New Mexico (28840).
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