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2006-07-03 13:35:00

A pencil-sized crack in the foam insulation on space shuttle Discovery's fuel tank had NASA managers scrambling on Monday to determine whether they could safely launch the shuttle on Tuesday.

2006-07-03 11:38:52

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - A pencil-sized crack in the foam insulation on space shuttle Discovery's external tank sent NASA experts into meetings on Monday to determine whether to go ahead with Tuesday's scheduled launch.

2006-07-03 10:47:51

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA inspectors found a crack in the foam insulation of space shuttle Discovery's fuel tank and managers met on Monday to decide how the crack might affect Tuesday's launch.

2006-07-03 09:35:12

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA inspectors found a crack in the foam insulation of space shuttle Discovery's fuel tank and managers were meeting on Monday to decide how the crack might affect Tuesday's launch.

2006-06-30 17:30:00

While foam falling from the space shuttle's fuel tank has garnered the lion's share of NASA's attention, the space agency's chief said on Friday it was far from being the only risk facing Discovery, which is set for liftoff from Florida on Saturday.

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2006-06-29 17:45:00

NASA said on Thursday it is ready to lift its ban on space shuttle flights, convinced that only another launch will vanquish lingering safety concerns with the ship's fuel tank that were exposed by the 2003 Columbia disaster.

2006-06-28 08:20:00

Perched on the end of a 100-foot (30-meter) pole, shrouded in darkness and floating in space, British astronaut Piers Sellers may be forgiven a moment of trepidation.

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2006-06-24 13:28:39

A grounded space shuttle. Countless months trying to fix foam insulation problems on the fuel tank. A faulty fuel tank sensor that delayed a launch in May. If this list looks familiar, it should.

2006-06-21 18:30:34

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA's top safety officer on Wednesday said he won't appeal a decision to clear shuttle Discovery for liftoff next week, even though he has nagging concerns about the spaceship's safety.

2006-06-18 01:52:55

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA managers cleared the shuttle Discovery for launch on July 1, over the objections of the agency's top safety officer and its lead engineer, officials said on Saturday.