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Detail of the aft face of one of the hold-down posts.

A hold-down bolt passed through this hole in the hold-down post. A frangible nut screwed the each bolt, fastening the SRB to the bolt. At launch, igniters in the nuts were detonated, releasing the space vehicle.

Aft face of Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) hold-down post at Marshall Space Flight Center
Time picture taken Thu Sep 12 15:06:02 2013
Location picture taken Building 4205
Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, AL
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