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Fraser
2007-Aug-16, 06:18 PM
Just to remind us all that the astronauts are really quite exposed up there in orbit, a micrometeorite took a small chunk out of Endeavour's front windshield at some point during the mission - the astronauts just noticed it. ...

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2007/08/16/sts-118-micrometeorite-dings-shuttle-windshield/)

Grand_Lunar
2007-Aug-17, 11:17 PM
Something to consider when we go back to the moon, and then beyond.

Let's hope transparent aluminum comes into production...

JonClarke
2007-Aug-18, 12:51 PM
I suspect there is less risk from debri on the Moon or on route to Mars than in LEO