Sunday, January 4, 2015

Space Shuttle Discovery

Discovery will be moved from the launch pad back to the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center to allow repair workers to gain access to some areas of the tank that cannot be reached at the pad.  The hail storm caused several small indentations in the tank's foam insulation and managers are concerned that the areas could form ice when the tank is filled with super-cold propellants for launch.  Such areas of ice could cause debris damage to the Shuttle after liftoff.

Photo courtesy: NASSA

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