Debris That Hit Space Shuttles

There are many impacts of the Space Shuttle. Atlantis struck by debris from the nose cone of a solid rocket booster 85 seconds after liftoff causing 707 dents, 298 larger than one inch in diameter.

Columbia Foam debris from the external tank causes more than 100 dents and spurs NASA to begin a program to resolve foam-shedding.

Space Shuttle Impacts

Originally posted: November 16, 2012

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