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An inspector stands in the Launch Pad 39A flame trench after tests of the repairs on the wall.

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An inspector stands in the Launch Pad 39A flame trench at NASA's Kennedy Space Center after tests of the repairs on the wall. Workers sprayed a heat-resistant concrete called Fondue Fyre into steel grid structures, welded to the wall of the flame trench. Fondue Fyre was developed during NASA's Apollo lunar program. Damage to the trench occurred during the launch of space shuttle Discovery on the STS-124 mission. A 75-foot by 20-foot section of the east wall was destroyed and debris scattered as far as the pad perimeter fence. Repairs being completed before the targeted Oct. 8 launch of Atlantis on the NASA Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis

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  • Title: An inspector stands in the Launch Pad 39A flame trench after tests of the repairs on the wall.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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