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That is believed to be a part of a shim used on the thermal protection system on the orbiter.

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During liftoff of Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-121 on July 4, a camera captured a small piece of debris (pointed to by the arrow) that is believed to be a part of a shim used on the thermal protection system on the orbiter. The piece did not cause any damage nor will the loss be a concern for the mission or landing.

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  • Title: That is believed to be a part of a shim used on the thermal protection system on the orbiter.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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