Wednesday, August 03, 2005

After shuttle repair, NASA weighs one more fix


A spacewalking astronaut gently pulled two potentially dangerous strips of protruding filler from Discovery’s tile belly with his gloved hand Wednesday, successfully completing an unprecedented emergency repair.

Even as they celebrated spacewalker Stephen Robinson's feat, NASA managers weighed whether to attempt yet another repair job, this time involving a ripped and puffed-up thermal blanket just beneath commander Eileen Collins' cockpit window.


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