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2006-07-01 11:04:00

By Jim Loney CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA counted down to the launch of space shuttle Discovery on Saturday, hoping to fly a crucial mission and knowing that failure could ground the shuttle fleet permanently and leave the International Space Station unfinished.

2006-07-01 05:10:00

NASA counted down to the launch of space shuttle Discovery on Saturday, hoping to fly a crucial mission whose failure could ground the shuttle fleet permanently and leave the International Space Station unfinished.

2006-07-01 03:07:25

By Jim Loney CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA counted down to the launch of space shuttle Discovery on Saturday, hoping to fly a crucial mission whose failure could ground the shuttle fleet permanently and leave the International Space Station unfinished.

2006-06-30 11:10:00

NASA's crucial decisions ahead of shuttle Discovery's planned liftoff on Saturday will begin at dawn, when managers must decide whether to fill the ship's fuel tank for launch, space agency officials said on Friday.

2006-06-26 07:10:09

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - It's been 3.5 years and hundreds of millions of dollars since the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated. Yet NASA faces the same vexing problem that doomed the orbiter when it tries to launch shuttle Discovery on Saturday.

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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.

2006-06-18 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.

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.

2006-03-14 18:49:51

By Irene Klotz HOUSTON (Reuters) - NASA on Tuesday put off its next space shuttle mission until July at the earliest to replace fuel sensors in the shuttle's external fuel tank that could give faulty readings.

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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.


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