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2005-12-15 18:56:43

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA space shuttle managers ordered additional redesigns on Thursday to the ships' fuel tanks but still believe shuttle flights can resume as early as May, a top U.S. space agency official said.

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2005-12-16 00:00:00

NASA space shuttle managers ordered additional redesigns on Thursday to the ships' fuel tanks but still believe shuttle flights can resume as early as May, a top U.S. space agency official said.

2005-12-15 16:26:58

NASA plans to redesign the space shuttle's external tank again, this time removing a section of protective foam that broke off during the launch of Discovery last July, an official with the space agency said Thursday.

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2005-11-22 17:20:00

NASA has found cracks in the insulating foam on a space shuttle fuel tank and is investigating whether they are related to the debris-shedding problem that doomed Columbia and recurred on the last shuttle mission, managers said on Tuesday.

2005-11-15 17:53:40

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA's quest to resume space shuttle flights has slowed to a crawl at the Kennedy Space Center, where technicians were meticulously testing the fragile cloth strips that forced an unprecedented and risky spacewalk during the last shuttle mission.

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2005-11-15 17:50:00

NASA's quest to resume space shuttle flights has slowed to a crawl at the Kennedy Space Center, where technicians were meticulously testing the fragile cloth strips that forced an unprecedented and risky spacewalk during the last shuttle mission.

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2005-11-05 01:25:00

Nearly two years ago, President George W. Bush told NASA to help finish the International Space Station, return to the moon and then prepare for a manned space flight to Mars. But that vision is crumbling as the U.S. space agency realizes it does not have the money it needs for the job.

2005-11-03 13:02:44

Eleven school experiments that spent nearly four years outside the International Space Station were returned to students by NASA on Wednesday.

2005-10-23 14:35:00

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA decided on Sunday to close the Kennedy Space Center and told its 13,000 workers to stay home on Monday as Hurricane Wilma makes a beeline for Florida.

2005-10-14 14:30:59

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA aims to launch the next space shuttle in May 2006, after fixing a persistent problem with falling debris -- the same problem that doomed shuttle Columbia and grounded the remaining three-ship fleet.


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pudic
  • Easily ashamed, having a strong sense of shame; modest; chaste.
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The word 'pudic' comes from French pudique, from Latin pudīcus, from pudet ("it shames"). (Wiktionary)
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