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August 01, 2005

Gyroscope Repairs, Protruding Cloth

The spacewalks to repair the station gyroscopes seem to be going well. Stephen Robinson and Soichi Noguchi have been enjoying the view while re-powering one gyroscope and replacing another. However, there is some concern now about the insulating gap filler material that is, in a couple of places, protruding out by about an inch from the surrounding tiles, on Discovery's underbelly near the front. Will the astronauts be asked to go down below and repair it, or is it safe as it is? NASA analysts are looking into the options, possibly scheduling a repair spacewalk for this Wednesday.

Posted by apsmith at August 1, 2005 11:47 AM



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