September 21, 2011
External Tank 120 falls away from Space Shuttle Discovery as the crew onboard documents the tank's condition using a hand-held digital camera. The detailed images of the tank are reviewed by imagery experts in Mission Control. This image shows a small divot of foam loss near the triangular shaped bipod attach fitting. The divot posed no threat of damage to Discovery.
Topics: Space Shuttle external tank, Human spaceflight, Space Shuttle program, digital camera, Hospitality Recreation, Tank, Space Shuttle, Environment