What in the world are these birds eating?
The orbiting space shuttle Discovery sported some whitish splotches on its black right wing edge that NASA officials said appeared to be bird droppings.
That means these bird droppings withstood regular Florida thunderstorms, a mighty Fourth of July launch during which 300,000 gallons of water is sprayed at the shuttle’s main engines, and a burst upward through Earth’s atmosphere. During that launch Discovery went from zero to 17,500 mph in just under 9 minutes.
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