Jun 5, 2008- Initial report of flame trench damage

Initial findings are that the metal tabs that hold the brick in place to the wall are corroded or missing (age). So they will have to refurb the whole trench. They aren’t worried about an impact for next launch, so that kind of work must go pretty quick. The only obstacle is that the company that made the brick is no longer in business (surprise, surprise) and they used asbestos in the mortar. Don’t know who makes firebrick nowadays, but I’m sure they will find someone quickly.


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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