Tue, Jul 18, 2006
Inquiring Reporters Want To Know
Could avian leavings be something NASA should consider for a
future heat shield material?
Don't laugh... as eyewitness accounts indicate the mysterious
white markings on Discovery's wings -- reported in the first days of the
shuttle's 13-day mission -- seem to have made it
through the earth's atmosphere just fine.
"I was actually thinking about that," said shuttle pilot Mark
Kelly Monday, in response to CBS Radio reporter Peter King's
question about the markings' survival in a post-landing press
briefing. "I was thinking, I need to go up there and find out what
happened to those,' and then I forgot."
Fortunately, astronaut Mike Fossum had managed to take a quick
"They made it home," said Fossum. "They're a bit charred,
"Is that more than you wanted to know?" Kelly quipped.
Just remember... if NASA comes out with a revolutionary new
ablative heat shield in the near future... you read about it
on ANN first!
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