RE: ice video

From: Dale Ireland (
Date: Mon Feb 03 2003 - 16:26:48 EST

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    I have handled some of that insulation. It is not like Styrofoam, it is very
    dense, more like wood. A chunk of it moving at the speed of sound would do
    serious damage to a tile.
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Paul J Henney []
    > Sent: Monday, February 03, 2003 12:24 PM
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    > Subject: ice video
    > Hi,
    > I've been watching over and over the video of the "insulation" (looked
    > more like ice to me) impacting the underside of the port wing and
    > shattering into a cloud of particles.
    > One thought..could this debris have somehow damaged the covers to the
    > port undercarriage well, say displaced/damaged the cover?
    > Would this tie in with the temp. readings and then drop outs of the
    > sensors in this area of the wing?
    > I would imagine (from my model of the shuttle) that damage here would
    > pretty much be a route 1 access for high temp plasma into the main
    > structural members of the port wing assembly.
    > Pj
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