Essential personnel

SSME Nozzles.jpgOkay, so I went to work last night at eleven and didn’t get home until about eight-thirty this morning, but I will be back on day shift tomorrow. You see, when you are one of only five people on the space center who can do a certain job, and they decide to work around the clock, you have to be flexible and work weird hours sometimes. It is tough, but it is kind of expected, so I do it. I had to go and work away from my normal work area, and instead reported to the Orbiter Processing Facility, Bay 1. We were doing thruster valve signature traces, but I don’t want to bore you with that, so instead I will post a couple of photos I took from the area. In the first one you can see the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) nozzles, then there is a shot overlooking the open payload bay looking from the aft of the ship. The last is a shot inside one of the SSME nozzles. Click on the pictures for big.

Payload Bay open.jpg

SSME Nozzle.jpg

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  1. #1 by Het on December 5, 2005 - 9:58 pm

    Jen,
    I really love ur job. It is very interesting work u r doing :).
    This are the things I never knew or seen.
    Ur work is as interesting as ur blog :).

  2. #2 by Melanie on December 6, 2005 - 2:14 am

    What interesting work you do. Cool pictures too!

  3. #3 by Windigo on December 6, 2005 - 6:06 am

    Thanks for sharing that! Very cool stuff indeed.

  4. #4 by anne on December 6, 2005 - 9:02 am

    gosh, and i thought being a loan processor was exciting…

  5. #5 by Gry on December 6, 2005 - 11:12 am

    Wow. Looks very “confidential” heh 🙂

  6. #6 by Bonanza Jellybean on December 7, 2005 - 11:26 am

    Those pics are VERY cool. I’m surprised they let you out with those!

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