MPTA-ET

ARTIFACT
Date: 2015 | Photo by: Chris Griffith

This Space Shuttle External Tank, commonly referred to as MPTA-ET, was built to be used in conjunction with OV-098 (Pathfinder) for structural tests of the Space Shuttle's main engines prior to construction of flyable craft. It is currently mounted under the refurbished Pathfinder orbiter simulator and has two Advanced Solid Rocket Booster casings to produce a complete Space Shuttle stack.

Type
External tank
Kind
Test Article
Vehicle
Space Transportation System
Flight
MPTA-098
Location
US Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, Alabama

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Location: US Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, Alabama
Date: 2015
Photos by: Chris Griffith