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English: Hole in RCC leading-edge panel, a result of impact testing in the investigation of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. Soft polyurethane foam impacted this mock-up of a space shuttle wing at approximately 850 km/h.
Date 2003
Source Colombia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB) website
Author Rick Stiles
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