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Orbiter: Columbia
Shuttle Mission: STS-107
Date: January 16, 2003

Image: Montage of images including the Space Shuttle and American FlagKENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - In the final two minutes before launch, Shuttle Columbia's main engines are rotated, or gimbaled, to verify that they are ready for launch. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. The payload on Space Shuttle Columbia includes FREESTAR (Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research) and the SHI Research Double Module (SHI/RDM), known as SPACEHAB.

Launch Video Coverage
Main Engine Gimbal
January 16, 2003

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The Space Shuttle Main Engines are gimbaled.
The Space Shuttle Main Engines are gimbaled. (Includes NASA commentary)

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