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Gallery: Space Shuttle Endeavour Construction Photos

Endeavour's Crew Module During Early Construction

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The crew module initial build takes place in Bldg 290 high bay at the Rockwell Downey facility on June 12, 1986.

Endeavour's Crew Module Being Constructed

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The crew module initial build continues in Bldg 290 high bay at the Rockwell Downey facility on July 18, 1986.

Vacuum Test

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The crew module is being lowered into the vacuum chamber test facility at the Rockwell Downey facility on January 20, 1987.

Endeavour Mid-fuselage Delivery

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The mid-fuselage is being delivered from General Dynamics (San Diego) to the Rockwell Palmdale facility on September 10, 1987.

Endeavour's Vertical Tail Delivery

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The vertical tail is being delivered from Fairchild (New York) to the Rockwell Palmdale facility on September 18, 1987.

Endeavour's Crew Module Lowering

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The crew module is being lowered into the lower forward fuselage at the Rockwell Palmdale facility on January 20, 1988.

Endeavour's Left Wing Positioning

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The left wing is being positioned for installation onto the mid-fuselage at the Rockwell Palmdale facility on February 19, 1988.

Endeavour's Right Wing Installation

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The right wing is being installed onto the mid-fuselage at the Rockwell Palmdale facility, Calif., on February 19, 1988.

Endeavour's Aft Fuselage Roll Out

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The aft fuselage is being rolled out of the Rockwell Downey facility prior to delivery to the Rockwell Palmdale facility, Calif., on August 15, 1988.

Endeavour's Manifolds Installation

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The Liquid Hydrogen (LH2) and Liquid Oxygen (LO2) manifolds installation in the aft fuselage at Rockwell Downey facility, Calif. on August 2, 1989.

Endeavour's Aft Fuselage Preparation

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The aft fuselage is being prepared for shipment at the Rockwell Downey facility to be delivered to Rockwell Palmdale facility on December 12, 1989.

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