Aug 26, 2007- Ding! Ding!

Got to open the payload bay doors and deploy the KU Band antenna on Endeavour Friday then supported radiator inspections until 3 a.m. Found a hole in the L/H 4 radiator that goes all the way through it (it is approx. .75 in thick) with a diameter of .218 in. Came very close to a freon line– if it would have hit, she would have lost one of two freon loops that supply cooling for the vehicle and that would have caused an abrupt end of mission scenario with an early landing. Too early to tell if it was orbital debris or a meteorite. Will post pic when I get it.


About John Sep

Former Space Shuttle aerospace technician and private pilot now looking towards the next great adventure. Soon to be heading home from my overseas assignment! Transfered my blog from MySpace to here so check my older stuff for info and pictures from my days in space shuttle processing- lots of behind the scenes stuff! He drew pics, flew planes, fought fires and helped launch people into space - what will he do next?
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