Anyway, it's just used to keep covers in place so that rainwater doesn't get into the rocket nozzles and other access doors while the Shuttle sits on the pad in the weeks before launch. It's removed before the Rotatiing Service Structure pulls away the day before launch.
Sinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1563 posts, RR: 3 Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2511 times:
Quoting TedTAce (Reply 9): There was an Article while discovery was docked that said one of the more valuable items Discovery was bringing was indeed duct tape.
Very true, During the time Discovery was prepping for it's de-orbit the crew became aware that they had run out of room for storing some last minute items. So after a few minutes of talking with mission control it was decided to place the items in a garbage bag and duct tape it to the floor of the airlock. It was pretty cool to listen too.