NASA Photo ID: STS050(S)105        File Name: 10065291.jpg
  Film Type: 35mm                    Date Taken: 07/09/92
  Title: STS-50 Columbia, OV-102, landing with drag chute deploy at KSC SLF runway 33
  Description:
  STS-50 Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102, completes its landing sequence
  on  runway 33 at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Shuttle Landing Facility
  (SLF).   At this point in OV-102's landing, the main landing gear (MLG) and
  nose  landing gear (NLG) ride along the runway surface with the drag chute
  deployed  and at full inflation behind the vehicle.  This head-on view
  looks directly  at the crew compartment, includes the full wing span, and
  shows the vertical  tail with deployed rudder/speedbrake system and drag
  chute.  Runway lights  appear in the foreground and a flock of birds is
  barely visible in the  distant background.  This landing at 7:42 am
  (Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)  included Development Test Objective (DTO)
  521, Orbiter drag chute system.  It  marked the first time for the usage of
  the parachute system for a KSC landing  and the second occurrence in the
  program.          
  Subject terms:
  COLUMBIA (ORBITER)                      
  DRAG CHUTES                             
  FLORIDA                                 
  KENNEDY SPACE CENTER                    
  LANDING GEAR                            
  RUNWAY LIGHTS                           
  RUNWAYS                                 
  SPACECRAFT LANDING                      
  STS-50                                  
  

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