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Behind the Scenes : PROCESSING Imagery

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srb007.jpg --- Divers from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., work to recover a spent space shuttle Solid Rocket Booster, or SRB. Reusable SRBs are jettisoned 75 seconds after liftoff, and they fall back to Earth to splash down in the western Atlantic. Their descent is slowed by drogue and main parachutes. In this view, divers are separating the parachutes from the booster. The parachutes will be stowed on the ship that tows the SRB back to port.

Curator: JSC PAO Web Team | Responsible NASA Official: Amiko Kauderer | Updated: 11/06/2012
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