Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Emergency Shuttle Repairs

A previous NYT article about increased shuttle surveillance is here. Via CNN:
NASA will send astronaut Steve Robinson out on an unprecedented in-flight shuttle repair mission to remove two protruding tile gap fillers that could cause uneven heating during re-entry. Robinson will ride the space station's robot arm underneath Discovery and try to pull out the gap fillers. If he can't pull them out, he'll cut them flush, according to mission managers...
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