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Fraser
2008-Mar-21, 02:00 PM
Two astronauts tested a special applicator and “goo” to see how well techniques developed for repairing damaged shuttle tiles work in orbit. Shuttle astronauts Mike Foreman and Bob Behnken used a T-RAD, or Tile Ablator Dispenser to squirt a pink, caulk-like substance called Shuttle Tile Ablator-54 into intentionally damaged shuttle tiles during their [...]

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Argos
2008-Mar-21, 02:26 PM
A bit too late, given their upcoming retirement...

KaiYeves
2008-Mar-21, 03:50 PM
Still, better safe than sorry. And now when your friends say "What are the astronauts doing today?" you can say "Outer space goo gun!"

Noclevername
2008-Mar-21, 07:12 PM
A bit too late, given their upcoming retirement...

Their upcoming retirement is still years away, and they'll still be in use a few more times before then.