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June 13, 2007 / Mridul

NASA Goes The Russian Way To Fix Atlantis

Desperate to fix the heat shield of space shuttle Atlantis, NASA is trying ways that have never been used in the history of the organization. While the Russians are known for a stopgap for any problems they encounter during any space mission, NASA has always taken the sophisticated approach to solve the difficulties it faced.

But many things have changed since the Columbia Disaster. NASA is under tremendous pressure to repair the thermal blanket of the shuttle and bring the shuttle’s crew back to earth safely. In this desperation NASA seems to have adopted a make-shift solution to the heat shield problem.

Only God knows whether this ‘repair’ would stand the test of time and the heat & frictional forces of the atmosphere. But I’m sure most people wouldn’t be happy with this kind of a solution as the world always expects something superlative from NASA.

I pray & hope that all the crew members of the space shuttle Atlantis return to earth safely.


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