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"Discovery" encounters a problem similar to what doomed "Columbia" and its seven astronauts in the last mission, NASA acknowledges, as it suspends further space shuttle flights.
More: NASA: Foam May have hit wing
at 02:05 on August 2nd, 2005
Astronaut Stephen Robinson will venture out of shuttle Discovery
Wednesday in a bid to either pull out or cut two pieces of filler
material dangling from the shuttle's belly.
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at 17:51 on August 17th, 2005
A follow-up to the above news story:
Safety Measures for Discovery Are Faulted
CAPE CANAVERAL, Aug. 17 -- Some of the same "disturbing"
traits that contributed to the Columbia disaster were still present in
the months leading up to the shuttle Discovery's liftoff, seven members
of a larger oversight panel said Wednesday in a scathing critique.
expected that NASA leadership would set high standards for
post-Columbia work," the panel members wrote. "We were, overall,
at 17:28 on August 18th, 2005
Report Questions Some NASA Procedures
The panel that oversaw NASA's effort to
relaunch the space shuttle after the Columbia disaster issues its final
report, giving NASA high marks. Still, critics outline problems with
the agency's ability to manage the safety and reliability of the
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