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JSC2003-E-61201 (24 October 2003) --- Astronaut Stephen K. Robinson, STS-114 mission specialist, wearing a training version of the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) space suit, participates in a one-g evaluation of tile repair techniques in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center (JSC). The board is a simulated section of tile, with dense yellow foam as an emergency replacement for missing tiles. 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 Dina Barclay is in right foreground and astronaut Scott E. Parazynski is visible at left background.

Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty | Updated: 12/11/2003
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