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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
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Re: Godspeed Endeavor (day late!) by Ginnyp on 15 August 2007 2:10am
 
Thank you for the info. So it is ice breaking the ceramic tiles. No foam involved.
 
Re: Godspeed Endeavor (day late!) by Ginnyp on 15 August 2007 2:20am
 
Thank you and I really send my best wishes to the crew..... I would have thought it anyway.But do you think they're more at risk this time?
 
Re: Godspeed Endeavor (day late!) by canaveralgumby on 17 August 2007 5:30am
 
directly from NASA:

"Mission Control Center in Houston informed the STS-118 and Expedition 15 crews late Thursday that Saturdayís spacewalk will not include repairs of Space Shuttle Endeavourís heat shield.

After hours of reviewing data and imagery collected during the inspections by the STS-118 crew , the managers decided the damage did not pose a safety risk to the crew or Endeavour. The damage occurred during Endeavourís climb to orbit on Aug. 8."
 
Re: Godspeed Endeavor (day late!) by sighthound on 17 August 2007 7:00pm
 
This is going to be one scary landing. Will be crossing every finger for them.
 
Re: Godspeed Endeavor (day late!) by canaveralgumby on 18 August 2007 1:00am
 
I have a good feeling about it. And of course that's all NASA needs to know, that I have a good feeling :^P

Sorry I didn't answer your email, G. Crazy week personally. -- Cori
 
Re: Godspeed Endeavor (day late!) by sighthound on 18 August 2007 1:16am
 
I hope you're right. I heard an interview with a space scientist today who said that the risk of the dent causing an accident is far, far less than the risks that come with trying to repair it using a technique that has not yet been tested in zero-g. Apparently, the repair foam is really messy and, in applying it, they would bounce around a lot on the remote arm with the risk of banging their heads which could cause catastrophic damage to both Shuttle and astronauts. But the Houston contingent didn't agree with the official position and wanted them to do the repair. Keep nurturing that good feeling, Cori!!!

(And no need to apologize. I've been having crazy weeks like that myself.)
 
Re: Godspeed Endeavor (day late!) by canaveralgumby on 21 August 2007 5:04am
 
from Space.com:

Tuesday, August 21
KSC Landing
12:29 p.m. EDT (1629 GMT)

Earlier today, NASA cleared the space shuttle Endeavour's heat shield for its planned Tuesday landing after analysis of a late inspection of the orbiter's wing edges and nose cap.

NASA pushed the shuttle's landing to Tuesday, one day earlier than planned, to avoid potential disruptions at its Houston, Texas-based Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center by Hurricane Dean. Current forecasts predict the massive storm will head toward central Mexico, according to the National Hurricane Center.
 
Re: Godspeed Endeavor (day late!) by sighthound on 21 August 2007 11:06pm
 
Safe at home! I was really biting my fingernails on this one. I'm so glad your good feeling was right, Cori!

How many people here would take a ride on the Shuttle if it were possible? I'd go in a minute.
 
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