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2006-07-04 18:30:00

NASA gave the shuttle Discovery a majestic Fourth of July send-off and said early signs showed the spacecraft to be in good shape, despite once again being struck by the flying foam that has plagued the program.

2006-07-04 11:25:00

By Deborah Zabarenko CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA counted down on Tuesday to a third attempt to launch space shuttle Discovery on a mission vital to the program's future after easing worries over a crack in foam insulation on the ship's fuel tank.

2006-07-04 08:30:00

By Deborah Zabarenko CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA counted down on Tuesday to a third attempt to launch space shuttle Discovery on a mission vital to the program's future after easing worries over a crack in foam insulation on the ship's fuel tank.

2006-07-04 05:15:00

NASA prepared for a third attempt to launch space shuttle Discovery on Tuesday on a mission vital to the program's future after easing concerns over a small crack in the ship's fuel tank.

2006-07-04 04:05:00

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA prepared for a third attempt to launch space shuttle Discovery on Tuesday on a mission vital to the program's future after easing concerns over a small crack in the ship's fuel tank.

2006-07-03 20:10:13

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA decided on Monday to go ahead with the launch of space shuttle Discovery on a mission critical to the spacecraft's future despite finding a small crack in the foam insulation on the ship's fuel tank, a NASA official said.

2006-07-03 20:06:33

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA decided on Monday to go ahead with the launch of space shuttle Discovery on a mission critical to the spacecraft's future despite finding a small crack in the foam insulation on the ship's fuel tank, a NASA official said.

2006-07-04 00:25:00

NASA has decided to go ahead with Tuesday's launch of space shuttle Discovery on a mission critical to the spacecraft's future despite finding a small crack in the foam insulation on the ship's fuel tank, a NASA official said.

2006-07-03 14:59:56

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA may delay the launch of space shuttle Discovery on a mission critical to the spacecraft's future because of a small crack in the foam insulation on the ship's fuel tank, officials said on Monday.

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2006-07-03 16:50:00

NASA wrestled Monday with whether to try a Fourth of July space shuttle liftoff after the startling discovery of a small chunk of foam insulation that broke off Discovery's fuel tank as it sat on the launch pad.


Word of the Day
gawf
  • In costermongers' slang, a cheap red-skinned apple, which is rubbed hard with a cloth to give it the appearance and feeling of an apple of superior quality.
The origin of the word 'gawf' is obscure, but may come from the phrase 'go for more'.