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Rocket: Delta 4-Heavy
Payload: NROL-49
Date: Jan. 20, 2011
Time: 1:08 p.m. PST (4:08 p.m. EST)
Site: SLC-6, Vandenberg AFB, California
Feed: AMC 1, Transp. 9, C-band, 103° West

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Vandenberg's space shuttle hangar
BY JUSTIN RAY
SPACEFLIGHT NOW

Posted: January 5, 2011


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The Orbiter Maintenance and Checkout Facility was constructed on North Vandenberg to house the space shuttle for postflight deservicing and preflight preparations before moving to the launch pad. The prototype orbiter Enterprise is pictured here in the OMCF during testing of the hangar.

Credit: William G. Hartenstein photos




















Credit: William G. Hartenstein photos
 

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