NASA takes a look at Gouge in Shuttle Heat Shield

The shuttle crew took a closer look at the gouge in the heat shield using among other things a laser to collect data that would allow a mockup to be made here on earth, and then run through the simulator to see if a repair needs to performed.

At this point NASA is feeling pretty confident that no repair will be needed as NASA has seen these types of gouges in the past. You would think that after all this time they would have figured out how to get past these incidents. BBC

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One thought on “NASA takes a look at Gouge in Shuttle Heat Shield

  1. It’s sad that we haven’t implemented a better solution yet. The shuttle has been great to us but it’s so fragile and expensive to operate. It won’t be much longer and we’ll have the next generation in space vehicles.

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