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on a pris notre mal en patience
STS 135 : flash-back on a lift-off or an history of a cap
Many people, who have followed the launch via the Internet or on TV, have probably wondered what happened when the countdown has suddenly stopped. Well, the explanation is as simple as surprising. In fact, the arm at which the device is attached « beanie cap » that removes excess oxygen from the external tank had to be fully retracted. However, there was a doubt about its position of « parking ». Fortunately, the audit could be made before the end of the launch window set at 11:31, allowing Atlantis to leave on the day. And it was done! Ouah !