Monday, February 11, 2008
STS-122: Flight Day 5
Yesterday a focused inspection of the lifted blanket gave us much better shots. Based on the photos we are clearly able to see that it is only a corner that is slightly lifted and more accurate measurements of the protruding corner have been taken. Tonight, analysts will be wrapping up their assessment of the condition. We performed a blanket pull test on a test panel we created last night with appropriate loading. The final decision will be announced tomorrow, but so far things are looking promising to fly back with the blanket in its current condition. We'll wait for the final word tomorrow!