The drop button
SPACEFLIGHT NOW
Posted: February 5, 2002

Button
Capt. Bill Weaver points to the button that is pushed to drop the Pegasus rocket. On launch day Pilot Rodney Boone will actually do the button pushing. The "enable switch" that is a precursor to the drop is seen to the right with the red safety guide open. Photo: Justin Ray/Spaceflight Now
 

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