Photos: Blanket tests clear shuttle for re-entry Summary: A torn thermal blanket was subjected to a supersonic wind tunnel to simulate what might happen during Space Shuttle Discovery's return to Earth. By Bill Detwiler | July 19, 2006 -- 11:36 GMT (04:36 PDT) Follow @billdetwiler Previous | Next Image 3 of 6 Thermal blanket damage Here's a closer look at what the thermal blanket might look like after Discovery's re-entry. Topic: Nasa / Space Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.