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Space Shuttle damaged

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posted on Jul, 12 2005 @ 05:37 PM
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Breaking news. It appears a protective window cover fell and damaged the protective tiles covering the tail. Does anyone have any additional information on this issue?




posted on Jul, 12 2005 @ 05:43 PM
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- With the countdown for Discovery in its final hours, NASA was dealt a setback Tuesday when a window cover fell off the shuttle and damaged thermal tiles near the tail. But the space agency said it could fix the problem in time for Wednesday's launch.

The plastic-and-foam cover fell at the launch pad and struck a bulge in the fuselage housing an orbital-maneuvering engine. NASA planned to inspect and repair the area -- which is protected by fragile thermal tiles -- late Tuesday.

Stephanie Stilson, the NASA manager in charge of Discovery's launch preparations, said that the tiles on an underlying metal panel were damaged and that a new panel would be put in its place. She said the work could be done quickly and should not delay the launch.


tv.ksl.com...


Bleys



posted on Jul, 12 2005 @ 05:48 PM
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Buba, get the $10,000 a roll duct tape...
Yep, it is next to the $500 hammer.



posted on Jul, 12 2005 @ 06:56 PM
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Wow.....I hope the need never arises to arm these ducks and use them in action. They won't last 5 minutes.



posted on Jul, 12 2005 @ 08:59 PM
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This is like nearly mirror events of what caused the last disaster, only they caught this one.


I have a bad feeling about this.



posted on Jul, 12 2005 @ 09:01 PM
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Originally posted by Dulcimer
This is like nearly mirror events of what caused the last disaster, only they caught this one.


Agreed.

I hope this isn't a bad omen.



posted on Jul, 12 2005 @ 10:35 PM
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Do not fret. Discovery got us back into space once, and it'll do it once again. Have faith in her!

I'm really excited, the only problem is, it means I have to get into work before 8am (I work at Kennedy Space Center). It's going to be an extremely chaotic day.



posted on Jul, 12 2005 @ 10:49 PM
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I read that NASA was considering postponing the next launch anyway, due to hurricane weather, so that should give them a bit of time to fix it that they would have had to wait, anyway.

Man, I looked at the article Bleys provided; I cannot believe it has already been 2 1/2 years since the Columbia disaster. It sure doesn't seem that long ago to me. I must be getting old for time to fly by so quickly...



posted on Jul, 12 2005 @ 10:51 PM
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DragonsDemesne,

The problem was already fixed earlier this evening and the launch is still on for tomorrow.



posted on Jul, 12 2005 @ 11:23 PM
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Originally posted by djohnsto77
DragonsDemesne,

The problem was already fixed earlier this evening and the launch is still on for tomorrow.


Good, good!
I look forward to having the shuttle up and operational once again



posted on Jul, 12 2005 @ 11:50 PM
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Originally posted by Dulcimer
This is like nearly mirror events of what caused the last disaster, only they caught this one.


I have a bad feeling about this.




I too have a bad feeling. I hope the launch is postponed. 13th spooks me. Maybe it's just my NWO/Illuminati paranoia. Probably nothing.

[edit on 12-7-2005 by whaaa]


loq

posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 12:35 AM
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weird how such fragile heat plates protect the ship from heat.
u'd think that they would be a bit more stronger than that.
anyways. glad to hear this will not set back the launch.
im glad were going back to space, its been to long it seems



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