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More photos of Discovery.

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I have a question about the Discovery's tiles: Were the tiles on the Discovery screwed-in for the display?

It seems that most of the tiles on the display have screws that hold them to the Discovery.

Is this just an illusion or were the tiles screwed-in to prevent them from falling off while on display?

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The tiles were not screwed into Discovery for display. They remain attached just as they were for the orbiter's final flight, STS-133, in 2011.

You might be mistaking the small white circles on many of the tiles for screws. These marks are not fasteners but rather an indication of where the waterproofing dimethylethoxysilane was injected into the tile by syringe prior to flight.

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Thank you very much for the reply about the tiles. Nice to know there are no screws in the tiles for display.

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Space Shuttle Discovery in commemoration of its 30th anniversary
Wednesday, August 27, Noon - 2:30 p.m. (EDT)

Space history curator Valerie Neal will be answering questions about Space Shuttle Discovery on Reddit.

As the longest-serving orbiter, Discovery flew more missions, carried more astronauts, and visited the International Space Station more times than any other space shuttle.

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Discovery's first mission on August 30th, Neal will answer your questions about this champion of the space shuttle fleet.

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Tire marks and teardrop tiles: Smithsonian curator on shuttle Discovery at 30 years

NASA's retired space shuttle Discovery will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its first launch being admired by fans of all ages, according to the Smithsonian curator charged with its care.

"If Discovery could talk, it would surely express happiness at seeing so many people coming to visit and saying how awesome it looks," said Valerie Neal, Discovery's curator at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and the author of the recently released book, "Discovery: Champion of the Space Shuttle Fleet."


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