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August 02, 2005

The Repair is On!

As widely reported, the space shuttle Discovery will be repaired in orbit, probably on Wednesday. Steve Robinson will be making the repair, expected to take about 90 minutes, by riding on the robot arm down underneath the belly, and either pulling out or cutting away at the protruding pieces of "gap filler" material. This unprecedented repair is to provide an extra measure of safety for the return flight, as the small protrusions might have caused excessive heating on the way back. Space Shuttle Atlantis has been standing by, ready for a rescue mission if one should be needed. If the repair goes well then Discovery should be cleared for return.

Posted by apsmith at August 2, 2005 12:31 PM

 

 

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