Space Shuttle fuel tank separation

Space Shuttle fuel tank separation

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Caption: External fuel tank after separation from the Space Shuttle Atlantis at the end of the launch phase of mission STS-110. The fuel tank is disposable, and will fall to Earth, burning up on re-entry. STS-110 flew to the International Space Station to continue its construction. The mission lasted from 8th-19th April 2002.

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Keywords: 2002, atlantis, clouds, cloudy, disposable, earth, external fuel tank, from space, manned spaceflight, separated, separation, shuttle launch, space, sts-110, sts110

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