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Detail of the LH2 chilldown pump line coming from inside the aft skirt. Also note the ambient helium sphere the S-IVB's thrust structure.

This photo dates to late 2005. Prior to Barack Obama cancelling the Constellation Program, MSFC engineers removed some components from this S-IVB stage for study. The chilldown pump line appears to have been among the components removed, as my photos from 2006 show that it had been removed.

Liquid hydrogen LH2 chilldown pump line and helium sphere on S-IVB thrust structure in Skylab Mockup mockup at U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Time picture taken Tue Dec 27 11:48:46 2005
Location picture taken Rocket Park
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Huntsville, AL
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