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    Default Space Shuttle Endeavour Peppered with Damaged.



    Not Again!!! Space shuttle Endeavour peppered with damage, about 1:30 into the launch debris from the external tank damaged Endeavour's ceramic tiles see the damage @ Astronomy pictures - Telescope set up guide illustrated
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    Sorry to hear of it, but thanks for the "pass-on". Time to round up the "prayer posse", again.



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    Quote Originally Posted by BobDob View Post
    Sorry to hear of it, but thanks for the "pass-on". Time to round up the "prayer posse", again.



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    Hi Guys heres the official public quote from NASA

    "Astronauts aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour spent their first full day in space conducting a routine inspection of their thermal protection system ahead of docking Friday.

    While inspections take place to ensure Endeavour’s wing leading edge panels and nosecap are in good shape, imagery experts will continue to assess the overall health of the shuttle’s thermal protection system. The early review indicates only a few minor dings in some tiles is present in video due to some unexpected losses of small foam pieces from the external tank."

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    Second that Bob!
    They actually are supposed to have a repair kit on board to patch up/replace any damaged tiles. I don't know how much they would have on board for anything extensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by interstellaryeller View Post
    This time it don't look good.
    Where are you getting that information from? The initial press conference said nothing of the sort. In fact they mentioned several times that most of the impacts occurred when the delta V would be negligible. They also stated not to speculate, because they had no way of telling how bad the damage is.

    In addition, OBSS and radar have not produced anything that looked even remotely catastrophic, and they have yet to execute the RPM, which is really the only way to see what happened.
    Space is big.

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    The Orbiter is to dock with the ISS at 1:55 PM EST. The ISS personnel will be taking high resolution pics (as they always do now) as the shuttle does flips toward its joining with ISS.
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