Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Shuttle Repair Successful!

SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) - A spacewalking astronaut pulled a potentially dangerous strip of protruding fabric from Discovery's belly with his gloved hand Wednesday, completing the first of two steps in an unprecedented emergency repair job.
Astronaut Stephen Robinson said the piece came out easily. He had one more strip of dangling fabric to remove before NASA could call the job a complete success.
"I'm pulling. It's coming out very easily," Robinson said as he quickly removed the first protruding filler. "The offending gap filler has been removed."


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