Friday, July 29, 2005

Debris strike confirmed?

The BBC is reporting that NASA now believes that at least one of the several pieces of debris observed during the launch may have struck Discovery. Three spacewalks have been planned during the mission, and it now seems likely that one planned to test repair kits may now be given over for assessing and repairing real damage to the orbiter...

Update: The spacewalk to test the repair kits went ahead as planned, but the BBC is now reporting that NASA is considering another spacewalk to repair damage to Discovery.