Monday, August 08, 2005
"Arms" in Space: Not so Bad!
Discoverys CanadArm II propels Astronaut Steve Robinson to lofty perch for stunning portrait.
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Steve Robinson poses betwixt wonders natural and manmade, with the curve of the earth and fine cloud patterns behind him, and the reliable and amazingly nimble Canadarm II before him.
The arm was fitted with a new 50-foot extension to allow just the kind of maneuver which allowed Robinson to pluck an errant slip of "gap-filler" from the heat shield on the orbiters underside.