im in ur launch pad Well, after three months of patching up fuel tank hail damage, NASA finally managed to launch Atlantis for STS-117, to snap a new S3/S4 solar array truss on to the International Space Station. One small hitch post-launch: an insulation blanket pulled up by air pressure at launch has exposed a small part of the port OMS pod, raising the risk of heat damage on reentry. Shuttle crew may have to check for damage and undertake repairs.

Right now the truss has been moved from the shuttle cargo bay and bolted to the ISS structure, and astronauts Jim Reilly and Danny Olivas are doing all sorts of cool space things to get the truss working.

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