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bebe7
2009-Nov-17, 12:27 AM
I believe something is not correct in this photo besides the blur

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_1518.html

Thanks

Amber Robot
2009-Nov-17, 12:35 AM
It looks like only two of the SSMEs fired.

Oh, and the external tank has been painted white.

slang
2009-Nov-17, 12:38 AM
Misspelled lunch.

billslugg
2009-Nov-17, 12:57 AM
Oh, and the external tank has been painted white.

On Columbia's first flight, it had a white tank. After that they saved like maybe 500 pounds of weight by leaving off the paint.

AlexInOklahoma
2009-Nov-17, 01:21 AM
Misspelled lunch.

HAHAHAHAHA

Alex

kleindoofy
2009-Nov-17, 01:57 AM
No alligators?

GeorgeLeRoyTirebiter
2009-Nov-17, 02:06 AM
Helvetica? Poor kerning?

bebe7
2009-Nov-17, 02:27 AM
No alligators?


Ahhh a sense of humor....that's good no gators...

Amber Robot
2009-Nov-17, 03:05 AM
On Columbia's first flight, it had a white tank. After that they saved like maybe 500 pounds of weight by leaving off the paint.

I know that, but I doubt that photo was taken zero days from the Columbia launch. :p

Or should that be Columbia lunch?

Jens
2009-Nov-17, 04:07 AM
So what's wrong with the picture?

tusenfem
2009-Nov-17, 11:07 AM
Okay, enough of this nonsense, moved to OTB.
bebe7 if you want to post these kind of non-questions, please do it in the correct forum, which would be Off Topic Babbling.

captain swoop
2009-Nov-17, 02:30 PM
Bebe7, what exactly do you thinks is wrong? WHy the guessing game?

bebe7
2009-Nov-17, 09:26 PM
So what's wrong with the picture?

Amber Robot has it right...only 2 SSMEs indicated on sign.

KaiYeves
2009-Nov-17, 10:22 PM
I was going to say that either the sign is an all black-and-white picture or they haven't seen reason to change the tank color on the sign.

Jens
2009-Nov-18, 05:27 AM
Amber Robot has it right...only 2 SSMEs indicated on sign.

OK, well then it was a good question. But you posted after Amber Robot's answer, and didn't indicate the answer was correct, so everybody naturally assumed you meant something else.