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Originally posted by Valhall
It's a donut! It's a stinking jelly-filled donut!
And they sure did cut away...lol. pfffft They are so doinky. It's like they are clueless that breaking away only makes it more intriguing. duh
Originally posted by Silcone Synapse
They are now saying the object could have fallen off the shuttle during thruster tests.
The astronaughts must be damned worried.
I find it difficult to believe an object falling off the shuttle would follow the same line as the shuttle.Can anyone explain this?
Originally posted by esdad71
HOUSTON (AP) - Shuttle astronauts spotted three pieces of debris floating in space outside Atlantis early Wednesday, a day after the discovery of two other mysterious objects forced a postponement of the landing.
Atlantis commander Brent Jett described the objects as two rings and a piece of foil. He told Mission Control the first object, about 100 feet from the shuttle, was "a reflective cloth or a mechanic looking-cloth. ... It's not a solid metal structure."
"It doesn't look like anything I've seen outside the shuttle," Jett said.
The astronauts noticed the objects during an extensive inspection of the space shuttle using a 50-foot-boom early Wednesday to see if its heat shield was damaged by a mysterious object that apparently floated off the spacecraft.
Jett suggested the three objects might have come from the Russian Soyuz vehicle, which docked with the international space station early Wednesday. But Mission Control told him the Soyuz likely was too far below the shuttle, and that the closest the two space vehicles came to each other was 20 miles.