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RTF Shuttle Mission Imagery

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JSC2003-E-54219 (19 August 2003) --- Onboard a KC-135 aircraft, astronaut Koichi Wakata injects the cure-in-lace ablator into 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. Wakata represents the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA).

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