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The test indicated that little extra damage would occur during re-entry and allowed NASA managers to call off a potential spacewalk to repair the damage.
Thermal blanket damage
Here's a closer look at what the thermal blanket might look like after Discovery's re-entry.
Another problem caused NASA officials to order an emergency spacewalk. Mission Specialist Steve Robinson dangles off an arm from the orbiting space station on Aug. 3, 2005, as he successfully removes protruding thermal protection gap fillers from the heat shield of the Space Shuttle Discovery.