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May 15,2004, Higgs Farm, Maryland


Photos by Jill Weber

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Liftoff Cruise Apogee Recovery

 

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Tiger and Payload did all the real work...      

 


Photos by Curt Newport

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Photos by Mike deBey

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Photos by John Ritz

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Arrival at Higgs Farm Dr. Evil inspects the motors Electronics bay

 

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Booster section crash landing Launch Pad crater Nose cone and Main 'chute recovery

 


Photos by Norwood Truitt

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      Without the 500+ lbs of booster, landing was a little farther out than planned

 


Videos

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Full Flight
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Author: Tom Hier   Duration: 1:41   Size: 2.74Mb
Liftoff & Ascent
LibertyLiftoff.wmv

Author:    Duration: 0:12   Size: 1.57Mb
Pad Camera
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Author: John Ritz   Duration: 0:16   Size: 2.07Mb
Slow Motion Replay
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Author: Murrett   Duration: 0:47   Size: 1.16Mb

 


Photos by Dave Olson

 

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Leaving the Vehicle Assembly Building - Friday May 14, 2004

 

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112,000 Ns ready to burn Motor retainer prep Loading the 2nd "O" P-10,500

 

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Pad setup Forward piston Nose shear pin prep Inspecting the ignitors

 

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"..not only can you climb in it,
but you can operate power tools inside..."
Installing the electronics  

 

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Moving the booster to the pad Moving the payload to the pad Neil had to climb in just one more time
(Not really, he's just on the tower)

 

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Moving the nose to the pad The finishing touch  

 

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Power-up the electronics Installing the ignitors LCO The tension mounts...



Many more to come...

 

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