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JSC2003-E-48795 (21 July 2003) --- EVA Operations Engineer Dina Barclay (right) participates in a suited one-g evaluation of tile repair techniques in the Space Environment Simulation Laboratory at Johnson Space Center (JSC). Barclay installed an adhesive membrane with pre-cured ablator blocks (foam was used to simulate the blocks) and filled the cavity through the membrane. The test is part of the effort to approximate some of the conditions of an in-space extravehicular activity (EVA) that might be called upon to repair damaged thermal tiles on a space shuttle. EVA Operations Engineer Dana Weigel (left) conducted the evaluation and EVA Tools Engineer Lora Bailey assisted.

Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty | Updated: 09/23/2003
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