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Discovery’s tuckus | by vruba
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Discovery’s tuckus

This busy little zone of corners and numbers was my favorite. Having played with many a shuttle toy, I knew what to expect, but it was still startling to see everything jammed together.

 

The flat trailing edges were especially interesting in person – seeing several centimeters treated as aerodynamically negligible really brought home the scale of this thing and the fly-like-a-brick approach.

 

(Also spelled tuchus, etc.)

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Taken on May 5, 2013