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dogcrew5369
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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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