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Detail of the stages's J-2 engine gimbal fitting (center, where the engine's gimbal block would attach to the thrust structure) and the stage's LOX feed line and duct (lower) and LH2 feed line and duct (upper).

It appears that the engine was not removed from the stage in an orderly fashion, as the top half of the engine's LOX and LH2 ducts were still attached to the stage's feed lines.

This photo dates to late 2005. Also note the cylindrical hydraulic system accumulator-reservoir (diagonal at top, left of center) and the main hydraulic pump immediately below it.. Prior to Barack Obama cancelling the Constellation Program, MSFC engineers removed some components from this S-IVB stage for study. All of the components mentioned here appear to have been among those removed, as my next photos (from 2006) show that these components had been removed.

Liquid oxygen lox feed line, liquid hydrogen feed line, and customer connect fluid system on S-IVB thrust structure in Skylab Mockup mockup at U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Time picture taken Tue Dec 27 11:48:18 2005
Location picture taken Rocket Park
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Huntsville, AL
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