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Hacking away at the deflector

Hacking away at the deflector

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NASA / Jim Grossman

Hacking away at the deflector
A crane tears apart the flame trench deflector at Kennedy Space Center's launch pad 39B. The aging deflector served Space Shuttle launches for more than 30 years.

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