Flight Day 6 Highlights
August 5, 2005
Astronaut Piers Sellers joins other astronauts and engineers at the Johnson Space Center to practice techniques to eliminate or trim protruding gap fillers that Astronauts Noguchi and Robinson will use during their spacewalk. The ceramic coated-fabric gap fillers are used to protect against hot gas from seeping into gaps between the Shuttle's protective tiles.
Topics: Gap fillers, Extra-vehicular activity, Space Shuttle program, Piers Sellers, STS-114, Ceramic