Saturday, May 06, 2006
HobbySpace.com is reporting that engineers within NASA are in disagreement over the best re-fit of the shuttle's external fuel tank.
It's widely believed gangway-type ramps on the exterior of the tanks are causing the breakaway foam issue. There are various options to solving the problem--including flying the ship 'as-is.'
They have yet to decide which system will be the best for the fleet.
Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-115) in the meantime, is still tentatively scheduled for a July launch.
Posted by Jerry Battiste at 9:10 PM