May 26, 2020

Photos: Space shuttle fuel tank in Panama for passage through canal


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The last space shuttle external tank in existence, headed from the New Orleans manufacturing plant to the California Science Center for the vertical launch pad display of the retired orbiter Endeavour, has passed through the Panama Canal.

The Shannon Dann tugboat pulling the Gulfmaster I barge loaded with External Tank No. 94 arrived at the canal’s northern inlet on Saturday. It traversed the initial portions of the 48-mile-long canal on Monday and reached the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday.

Sunday

Photos by Dennis R. Jenkins

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Photos by Dennis R. Jenkins

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Tuesday

Photos by California Science Center

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