September 24, 2011
ISS015-E-12229 (15 June 2007) --- Close-up scene following completed repair work by astronaut John (Danny) Olivas (out of frame), STS-117 mission specialist, who spent two hours stapling and pinning down a thermal blanket on one of Atlantis' orbital maneuvering system pods. A 4-by-6-inch corner of the blanket peeled up during the shuttle's launch last week. Staples, inserted by Olivas' application with a medical stapler, are visible near bottom of the frame. Metal reinforcement pins can be seen above the staples.
Topics: Edwards Air Force Base, Fasteners, Stationery, John D. Olivas, STS-1, STS-41-B, STS-117, Staple, Stapler, Space, Spaceflight, Space exploration