View Full Version : STS-118: No Repairs Necessary

2007-Aug-17, 04:19 PM
NASA announced their final decision on Thursday: they won't have the astronauts repair the space shuttle Endeavour. According to the agency, the gouge in the shuttle's tiles doesn't pose a threat to the orbiter during reentry, and attempting to fix it might actually be more risky. ...

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2007/08/17/sts-118-no-repairs-necessary/)

2007-Aug-17, 10:59 PM
I disagree with the descision that was made.
Although it would be risky, it would be better safe than have a disaster.

After all, wouldn't this repair involve simply applying that material from the space-rated caulk gun and smooth it over?

I can only hope that NASA doesn't wind up regretting this choice.