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A material designed to patch cracks in the reinforced carbon-carbon (RCC) composite panels of the Space Shuttle has passed initial tests conducted by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The material - a ceramic paste - is applied to the RCC panels that form the leading edges of the wings of NASA's re-entry spacecraft.