Just another day at work

FRCS Convoy.jpg

Today at work I was part of a convoy to deliver a large piece of flight hardware to the Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF) where it will be put back on the orbiter. We took the Forward Reaction Control System to OPF Bay 1 where it will be installed on Atlantis. The piece we were transporting goes on the nose of the shuttle- you can probably sort of recognize it. Our convoy could not go faster than 15 miles per hour and we had police escorts so we got to back up traffic on the space center for miles. It was such a production, as always, and I took these pictures so you can see what it was like. We had one motorist violate our convoy and they were slapped with a $250 ticket. Ouch!


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FRCS Delivery.jpg

  1. #1 by Lulu on November 16, 2005 - 8:31 pm

    That is so neat, Jen! You should publish more pics of your job. I would love to visit the space center. Maybe in the spring!

  2. #2 by soapbox.SUPERSTAR on November 16, 2005 - 9:18 pm

    Very Cool!!!

  3. #3 by Jeremy on November 17, 2005 - 12:42 am

    Cool pictures.
    We had someone violate our convoy in Iraq…
    Poor guy ended up walking to wherever he was going.
    Cars tend to not do too well when they get hit by a 5+ ton vehicle.

  4. #4 by heather on November 17, 2005 - 12:54 am

    I hear that about the 5 ton there anyways. You have a very interesting job aside from some of the males that are there anyways I would love to hear more about it.

  5. #5 by patrice on November 17, 2005 - 9:51 am

    excellent. I love the glimpses into your job.

  6. #6 by Katy on November 17, 2005 - 11:46 am

    Wow!!! Talk about a wide load baby.;)

  7. #7 by Kim on November 17, 2005 - 12:37 pm

    How neat! I want a police escort but to just get around town.

  8. #8 by cube on November 17, 2005 - 2:12 pm

    What an excellent place to work. I’m jealous.

  9. #9 by ken on November 18, 2005 - 5:58 pm

    Drooool, would love your job, couldnt do it though, dont know anything about fixing space shuttles!

    Would love to see one in real life though.

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