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The astronauts reported to Mission Control that they observed a rectangular object, about 1 to 1½ feet long, floating away from the tail of the shuttle around the right wing.
Initial speculation by engineers was that the floating object could be something from the payload bay or a piece of ice. They said the protrusion might be a small piece of thermal insulation sticking out.
Originally posted by yellowcard
I hope it doesn't effect reentry either, the last thing NASA needs is another disaster...we don't need more NASA budget cuts...they bring good things to the world of science