Wed, Aug 03, 2005
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
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on the day's events and issues.
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"The bottom line is there is large
uncertainty because nobody has a very good handle on the
aerodynamics at [re-entry] altitudes and at those speeds. Given
that large degree of uncertainty, life could be normal during entry
or some bad things could happen."
Source: Deputy Shuttle Program Manager Wayne
Hale, quoted by the AP, on justification for an unplanned,
unrehearsed EVA now scheduled for Wednesday. Discovery astronaut
Stephen Robinson will ride the orbiter's 58-foot robotic arm to a
couple of points underneath the shuttle, where he'll try to remove
dangling strips of filler material that could pose an overheating
problem during re-entry. Discovery is slated to return to Earth on
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