NASA scientists run tests to determine the effect of falling foam

02/15/2005 | Los Angeles Daily News

NASA scientists are running tests to discover what happens to pieces of foam that fall off the space shuttle's fuel tank. Falling foam damaged the insulation of the Columbia in 2003, causing heat of re-entry to destroy the shuttle. Scientists think they can stop large pieces of foam from falling from the shuttle, but small pieces will probably continue to break off.

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