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Originally posted by V Kaminski
I came across a piece of ISS that I do not recognize, anyone know? A pic:
Originally posted by Badge01
One question. Do you understand why they consider a personal inspection difficult. I'd think having one of the Astronauts look it over would be the best way.
I think I heard someone say a 'hard to reach area'. Just why is that? I mean obviously it's the underbelly, but you'd think they could use the gantry to string the umbilicals. Maybe it's too long for a normal umbilical to reach.
Also, wouldn't the area near the landing gear be closed during re-entry? Maybe I'm not visualizing the right location.
[edit on 12-8-2007 by Badge01]
posted by V Kaminski
The belly doors are all closed for re-entry... the current area of concern is the underside of the starboard wing close to the fuselage bulkhead or wing root. Not a big deal unless the tile is cracked or gouged through. Me? I'd go for the paint fix... just to try it. If cracked I'd use the pink "goo" and a plate and paint. A pic of the "Big-un" 3" x 3". Scan starting with those Canadian laser eyes. There have been some hassles calibrating the arm movement and the laser system to get the best imaging. Cheers, Vic