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In­cred­i­ble pho­tos with equally amaz­ing sto­ries

The daz­zling in­te­rior of a space shut­tle’s ex­ter­nal tank could al­most look like a glow­ing star were it not for the two NASA tech­ni­cians in­spect­ing it. A mas­ter­piece of engi­neer­ing from 33 years ago, this fuel tank would carry over 1,800,000 litres of pro­pel­lant needed to get the shut­tle off the ground be­fore be­ing jet­ti­soned once the as­tro­nauts were ap­prox­i­mately 113 kilo­me­tres (70 miles) above the Earth.

1985

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