This is a decision I am VERY glad I don’t have to make.
From my layman’s perspective, I want to put duct tape on it, at least.
Wouldn’t a little goop stuck over the gash be safer? Maybe a wad of chewing gum?
Like I said, I am glad this wasn’t my decision. It would be very hard to live with making the wrong choice.
NASA decided Thursday that no repairs are needed for a deep gouge in Endeavour?s belly and the space shuttle is safe to fly home.