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  • The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory (AXAF) being deployed from the payload bay (PLB) of the Space Shuttle Columbia during the STS-93 mission. An Earth limb is visible in the background. Image was selected by the Public Affairs Office for public release and show the deployment over Namibia. Subject Terms: STS-93 COLUMBIA (ORBITER) EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) EARTH LIMB PAYLOAD BAY D... more
    The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory (AXAF) being deployed from the payload bay (PLB) of the Space Shuttle Columbia during the STS-93 mission. An Earth limb is visible in the background. Image was selected by the Public Affairs Office for public release and show the deployment over Namibia. Subject Terms: STS-93 COLUMBIA (ORBITER) EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) EARTH LIMB PAYLOAD BAY DEPLOYMENT X RAY TELESCOPES Date Taken: 7/23/1999 Categories: Payloads Interior_Exterior: Exterior Ground_Orbit: On-orbit Original: Film - 70MM CT Preservation File Format: TIFF geon: NAMIBIA feat: NAMIB DESERT, CHANDRA lat: -24 lon: 16 tilt: 51 cldp: 10 nlat: -26.6 nlon: 17.6 dir: NW azi: 351 alt: 147 elev: 43. less
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