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STS-112

A rare glimpse of the inside of an Orbiter Processing Facility
These photographs were recorded by me during a VIP tour before the launch of STS-112.
Photo Credits: Mine
Two of the Orbiter Processing Facilities at KSC
Two of the Orbiter Processing Facility buildings at KSC
The reception area of OPF-3
A huge American flag flown in space on STS-42
The reception area of OPF-3 A  huge American flag flown in space on STS-42
Technicians replacing tiles on the nose section of Discovery
Technicians replacing tiles on the nose section of Discovery
Discovery is nestled inside of the orbiter processing structure
Discovery is nestled inside of the orbiter processing structure
Technicians working on Discovery's airlock
I'm near the back of Discovery's wing
Technicians working on Discovery's airlock I'm near the back of Discovery's starboard wing
Technicians inspect a leading edge RCC cap from Discovery's wing
Technicians inspect a leading edge RCC cap from Discovery's wing
Discovery's body flap structure
Discovery's body flap obscured by structure
Discovery starboard landing gear
Discovery starboard landing gear
One of the stops on our VIP tour of the Kennedy Space Center facilities was one of the Orbiter Processing Facility buildings.  There are three of these buildings at KSC and we toured OPF-3.  At the time of our tour space shuttle Discovery was being refurbished in OPF-3.

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