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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Jul 29, 2005 3:51:05 GMT -6
Collage of images of the Foam Insulation Failure Damage
I think this is a cool shot of the nose of Discovery. The "Somersault" manuver was quite interesting to watch.
Here the external tank shows where the large piece fell off.
Dings were found on the EFT as well. But look at the pylons. I am facinated on how at this single point, that it carries the weight of the shuttle. I am curious about the hole tho...what prevents hot plasma from entering this orifice that the pylon connects to after it detaches?
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