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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.


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aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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