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Taken 21-Jun-11

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Categories & Keywords

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Keywords:Avionic, Cape Canaveral, Florida, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Space Shuttle Discovery, Thrusters
Photo Info

Dimensions7000 x 4626
Original file size9.21 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken21-Jun-11 08:58
Date modified19-Sep-12 14:22
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D7000
Focal length11 mm
Focal length (35mm)16 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/5 at f/4.5
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias+2 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
The Nose of Discovery

The Nose of Discovery

The partially gutted nose of the Discovery sits in the Orbiter Processing Facility. When complete, this area is usually filled with a thruster system (see #8) that helps maneuver the shuttle when in orbit or at the time of docking. At the very tip, the nose contains most of the avionic instruments that display important flight parameters in the flight deck.