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Two liquid hydrogen spheres, located to the southeast of the S-IC Test Stand.

These spheres were used in the 1970s to support tanking tests of the Shuttle external tank. They are in the same location as the liquid oxygen storage spheres from the Saturn era; I am uncertain as to whether the existing LOX spheres could be used for LH2 or whether it was necessary to install new tanks capable of operating at the colder LH2 temperatures at this location.

Liquid hydrogen (LH2) spheres at S-IC Test Stand at Marshall Space Flight Center
Time picture taken Mon Sep 9 15:27:14 2013
Location picture taken Saturn Road, West of LEM Road
West Test Area
Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, AL
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