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Airlock

Snapshot: Airlock

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by National Geographic on Oct 08, 2012
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In 1997, Endeavour was fitted with this external airlock. Prior to then, the orbiter’s airlock was internal taking up a considerable amount of the Mid-deck. Having an external airlock sacrificed several feet of space in the Payload Bay but allowed access vertically to the International Space Station under construction.


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