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Shuttle + Duct Tape (is This For Real?)  
User currently offlineJimpop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3084 times:

Is that really duct tape in this photo:  redflag   spin 


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User currently offlineEddieGunsmoke From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3071 times:

It sure looks like it!

[Edited 2005-09-11 11:36:16]

User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3041 times:

Quoting Jimpop (Thread starter):
Is that really duct tape in this photo:

What of it? There are numerous items in the photo that will be removed before launch or items that are missing that will be replaced before flight.


User currently offlineJimpop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3004 times:

Quoting SATL382G (Reply 2):
What of it?

Nothing much. It just seems to me that if there was one US Govt agency that could come up with solid technical solution....

On the other hand, duct tape does have it's geek appeal.  thumbsup 


User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2997 times:

Quoting Jimpop (Reply 3):
Nothing much. It just seems to me that if there was one US Govt agency that could come up with solid technical solution....

It's just holding on a not-for-flight protective cover.....

You're not one of those folks who wants a $500 solution when a $5 one will do are you?  Smile

[Edited 2005-09-11 18:06:10]

User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2923 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2983 times:

Quoting Jimpop (Reply 3):
Nothing much. It just seems to me that if there was one US Govt agency that could come up with solid technical solution....

I don't know about you, but in my book, duct tape IS a solid technical solution!



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User currently offlineDuce50boom From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2980 times:

It's not duct tape. It's speed tape. There is a difference

User currently offlineThorny From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2980 times:

Quoting Jimpop (Thread starter):
Is that really duct tape in this photo:

No, it's gaffer's tape.  Smile

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.


User currently offlineDl757md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1562 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2947 times:

Quoting Duce50boom (Reply 6):
It's not duct tape. It's speed tape. There is a difference

Looks too dull and gray to be speed tape which is shinier and more silver.

Dl757Md



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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2912 times:

There was an Article while discovery was docked that said one of the more valuable items Discovery was bringing was indeed duct tape.

If it's good enough for red-green, why not NASA?


User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2894 times:

Quoting Duce50boom (Reply 6):
It's not duct tape. It's speed tape. There is a difference

No, No, NO... It's F-4 tape. It PHixes anything on the PHabulous PHantom...
 Smile


User currently offlineJimpop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2862 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 9):
If it's good enough for red-green, why not NASA?

 bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1646 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2729 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.



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User currently offlineSonic67 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2642 times:

I wonder how much NASA paid for the Duct tape?  dollarsign  dollarsign  dollarsign  dollarsign  dollarsign  dollarsign  dollarsign  dollarsign  shhh 

User currently offlineDuce50boom From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2624 times:

LOL. Those PHucking PHantoms are PHabulous SATL

I still stand by it being speed tape. Why doesn't someone call NASA and confirm? I'm sure they'd take the time to find the answer.....


User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2617 times:

Quoting Sonic67 (Reply 13):
I wonder how much NASA paid for the Duct tape? $$$$$

Naah, NASA just sent someone shopping at Walmart for duct tape Big grin
-HT



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