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    • Cheryl and Jennifer

      The Space Shuttle Enterprise being tested at Marshall Space Flight Center in 1978. This aerial view shows the shuttle orbiter being hoisted into Marshall's Dynamic Test Stand for the Mated Vertical Ground Vibration test. The test marked the first time that the entire Space Shuttle--an orbiter, an external tank and two solid rocket boosters--were mated together. The purpose of the vibration tests was to verify whether the shuttle performed its launch configuration as predicted.

    • King Pin

      Space Shuttle Enterprise being hoisted into a test chamber, 1978

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