Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Image of the Suspect Hydrogen Flow Valve

On Launch Pad 39A earlier today, a technician holds one of space shuttle Discovery's gaseous hydrogen flow control valves after its removal.
The valves channel the flow of gaseous hydrogen [GH2] from the main engines to the external fuel tank. In a few days, technicians will install three newer, less flown GH2 flow valves into Discovery's aft compartment.

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