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RTF Shuttle Mission Imagery

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JSC2003-E-52340 (8 August 2003) --- Onboard a KC-135 aircraft, astronaut Rex J. Walheim uses a tool similar to a putty knife to remove excess material from a membrane-covered cavity on a damaged section of thermal tiles. The aircraft flew a series of special parabolas to afford a number of zero-g “windows” for rehearsing extravehicular activity (EVA) tasks for repairing damaged Shuttle tiles.

Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty | Updated: 02/02/2004
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