How does the shuttle hang on to its carrier plane?
April 18, 2012 2:21 PM Subscribe
How is the space shuttle actually attached to its carrier plane?
posted by BradNelson to technology (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
As you can see from these two
photos, the mounts are rounded and fit into the bottom of the shuttle. But what actually keeps the shuttle attached? Is there some kind of lock or magnetization? Or am I missing something else?