NASA Photo ID: STS031(S)131        File Name: 10063621.jpg
  Film Type: 35mm                    Date Taken: 04/29/90
  Title: STS-31 Discovery, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 103, glides toward EAFB landing
  STS-31 Discovery, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 103, approaches Edwards Air Force
  Base  (EAFB), California landing facility.  This view was captured moments
  before  the landing gear was deployed and shows OV-103's port side and its
  underside  of carefully placed heat shield tiles.  OV-103 came to a
  complete wheel stop  at 6:51:00 am (Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)) on
  concrete runway 22.                 
  Subject terms:
  AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY                      
  DISCOVERY (ORBITER)                     
  SPACECRAFT LANDING                      
  THERMAL PROTECTION                      

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