August 10, 2011
One of four visual aids used by Shuttle Deputy Program Manager Wayne Hale during an August 4 press conference that dealt with important tests in wind tunnels at NASA's Ames Research Center. Engineers simulated the conditions of the Space Shuttle Discovery for a disrupted thermal blanket near the commander's window on the forward cabin of the spacecraft. Eventually it was decided that no additonal spacewalk work needed to be performed to fix the blanket.
Topics: Space Shuttle, Human spaceflight, Space Shuttle program, Technology Internet, STS-121, NASA Ames Research Center, NASA, Environment