Windshield damage

Bruno Tilgner (100533.2016@CompuServe.COM)
06 Oct 96 16:57:02 EDT

>Date: Sat, 05 Oct 1996 08:43:04 -0700
>From: Jim Varney <>
>To: seesat-l
>Subject: Columbia Delayed: Debris Damage
>Press release from NASA. Though they don't say directly, the
>windshield damage is due to orbital debris.

Not necessarily. Micrometeorites are an even more probable cause. Several of
Mir's windows had to be replaced more than once because of gradual abrasion.

Bruno Tilgner