Work complete

Today at work we finished nearly a year’s worth of work on one of Space Shuttle Endeavour’s OMS pods. OMS stands for Orbital Maneuvering System, and the OMS pods are the two large “bumps” on the orbiter towards the aft on either side of the tail. They house the thrusters and associated systems that allow the orbiter to manuever in space. Here are some photos of the pod on the trailer getting ready to join the convoy to the Orbiter Processing Facility after we spent this morning completing preoperations and then finally lowering it down onto the trailer with a pendant crane.

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  1. #1 by Heather on January 4, 2007 - 11:51 pm

    A whole year crazy! Man this is when you can take pride in your work!

  2. #2 by Mike from Arkansas on January 5, 2007 - 6:13 am

    Very cool! Thanks for sharing these pictures online and what they are about!.

  3. #3 by Michael on January 5, 2007 - 11:01 am

    cool pictures.

    Take Care
    Michael

  4. #4 by anne on January 5, 2007 - 1:14 pm

    That stuff is just unbelievable!!

  5. #5 by Glitter/Aleka on January 5, 2007 - 2:28 pm

    Man this stuff is sooo cool. I wish my job was cool like that.

  6. #6 by stacey on January 5, 2007 - 5:08 pm

    Very interesting, indeed! Those things are enormous … It’s amazing how TV can make things appear smaller than you’d ever imagine.

  7. #7 by Kath on January 7, 2007 - 4:05 pm

    So very cool 🙂

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