Endeavour’s pilot window struck by orbital debris

by | Nov 24, 2008 | exploration, International Space Station, NASA, Space Shuttle | 0 comments

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credit: NASA / caption: see the Earth through Endeavour’s flight deck windows

On 16 November 2008 NASA astronaut Eric Boe, STS-126 pilot, is shown here sitting at the pilot’s station on the forward flight deck of Space Shuttle Endeavour during rendezvous and docking operations with the International Space Station. However the pilot’s window was soon to feel an impact from what could have been micro meteorite orbital debris

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