Photos: Walking above the clouds

Photos: Walking above the clouds

Summary: Space shuttle Discovery astronauts take three space walks to upgrade the space station and test emergency repairs.

TOPICS: Nasa / Space, Cloud

 |  Image 5 of 5

  • Applying sealant with putty knife

    The space shuttle brought damaged panels to see if astronauts could repair them in orbit using a substance called NOAX--a pre-ceramic polymer sealant containing carbon-silicon carbide powder. Their tools, a caulk gun and spatulas.

  • Group shot

    The weightless Discovery crew poses for a head-to-head photo shoot. From the bottom left are astronauts Stephanie Wilson; Steven Lindsey, commander; and Lisa Nowak. From the top left are astronauts Piers Sellers, Michael Fossum, and Mark Kelly.

  • Thumbnail 1
  • Thumbnail 2
  • Thumbnail 3
  • Thumbnail 4
  • Thumbnail 5

Topics: Nasa / Space, Cloud

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.


Log in or register to start the discussion