Wednesday, August 03, 2005

NASA - Discovery undergoes repairs in Space

Astronauts Steve Robinson and Jim Kelly are today making repairs on the Space Shuttle Discovery. It follows a six and a half hour space walk on Saturday [BBC] and Monday [BBC] during which assessments of damage to the heat shield were made along with other tasks. Today's mission will see the astronauts repair what's known as 'gap fillers'. Astronauts have never fixed a shuttle's heatshield on a spacewalk before - or gone under an orbiting shuttle. LINKS - Shuttle Tracking #1 or Shuttle Tracking #2 and NASA TV
[12:25 GMT 03/08/2005]

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