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From: David, of Kristinehamn, Sweden
To: Wayne Hale, flight director for the ascent team


Question: I have a question regarding the shuttle's payload bay radiators. What color do they have? In some pictures they are blue, but in others they are gray!

Answer: The radiators are a very shiny silver metallic finish and reflect colors very well. The colors you are seeing probably are reflections from the earth, water or clouds.


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Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty | Updated: 11/26/2002
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