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2006-06-07 17:25:00

NASA approved a major design change in the space shuttle's fuel tank on Wednesday, clearing the last major hurdle before shuttle flights can resume as early as July 1, officials said.

2006-05-31 17:10:00

U.S. space shuttle Discovery on Wednesday passed a critical technical review to determine if modifications made to its fuel tank would significantly reduce the chances of a Columbia-like disaster.

2006-05-04 18:25:00

NASA managers decided on Thursday to skip a launch pad test of the shuttle Discovery's redesigned fuel tank because of the risk the test itself could damage the tank.

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2006-04-28 17:15:00

Making money on the moon is an essential part of the U.S. plan for space exploration, NASA officials said on Friday after a four-day strategy workshop with international space officials and scientists.

2006-03-30 00:00:00

NASA is investigating another mishap at the Kennedy Space Center, this time an accident involving the remodeled fuel tank to be used for the next shuttle mission, the agency said on Wednesday.

2006-03-14 16:44:47

By Irene Klotz HOUSTON (Reuters) - NASA on Tuesday delayed its next space shuttle mission until July at the earliest after engineers at the U.S. space agency found a possible manufacturing fault that could cause fuel level sensors to malfunction.

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2006-03-14 16:45:00

NASA on Tuesday pushed back the launch of space shuttle Discovery from May until at least July because of a faulty fuel tank sensor.

2006-02-28 17:10:00

The imminent arrival of a remodeled fuel tank for NASA's second shuttle launch since the 2003 Columbia disaster has bolstered hopes that shuttle flights will be able to resume in May, space agency managers said on Tuesday.

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2006-02-17 12:35:00

The crew chosen to fly the space shuttle on NASA's second mission since the 2003 Columbia disaster said on Friday they are confident that changes to the fuel tank will result in a safe, but not debris-free, liftoff.

2006-02-03 01:46:05

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal watchdog agency is investigating multiple complaints against NASA Inspector General Robert Cobb, including accusations he failed to investigate safety violations and retaliated against whistle-blowers, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.


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