Photos: All's well with shuttle repairs

Photos: All's well with shuttle repairs

Summary: Astronaut Steve Robinson takes a spacewalk to fix a potential problem with Discovery's heat shield.

TOPICS: Nasa / Space

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  • Repairs finished

    Mission Specialist Steve Robinson dangles in space on Aug. 3, 2005, as he successfully removes protruding thermal protection gap fillers from the heat shield of the space shuttle Discovery.

    See's related photo galleries on the International Space Station, the launch of Discovery and preparations for lift-off.

  • Fixing the shuttle

    Robinson was able to remove the gap fillers by gently pulling them out. If left exposed, the pieces of ceramic-coated fabric could create intense heat during re-entry and put Discovery in jeopardy.

Topic: Nasa / Space

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