Fri, Oct 06, 2006
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
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content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"The nature of the object that hit the shuttle radiator
Source: Part of NASA's statement Thursday
confirming reports from experts outside the agency that...
something... collided with a radiator panel on the space shuttle
Atlantis during its recent mission to the International Space
Station. The one-tenth-of-one-inch dent -- known as "Ding 18" --
was discovered in one of the shuttle's two thermal radiators, which
fold out of the cargo bay to shed excess heat from the cabin.
Internal NASA documents refer to the ding as the first or second
largest hit in the shuttle's history.
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