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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.

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.

2005-10-14 14:21:01

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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2005-10-04 18:25:00

Workers may have accidentally cut or crushed the section of foam that broke off Discovery's fuel tank during its launch two months ago - a mishap that threatened the safety of the astronauts and grounded the shuttle fleet. That is the leading theory for the cause behind the disturbing loss of foam insulation that cast a cloud over NASA's return to space.

2005-09-30 14:56:22

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA plans to push back its target for launching the next space shuttle from March to May as it tries to fix a problem with insulating foam that falls off the spacecraft's fuel tank, officials said on Friday.

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2005-09-27 14:25:00

NASA resumed control of the International Space Station and sent a shuttle fuel tank to its New Orleans assembly plant as it restarted operations at facilities on the storm-stricken U.S. Gulf Coast on Tuesday.

2005-09-21 14:47:27

By Irene Klotz MELBOURNE, Florida (Reuters) - NASA ordered the evacuation of the Johnson Space Center in Houston on Wednesday and turned over control of the International Space Station to its Russian partners as powerful Hurricane Rita barreled across the Gulf of Mexico.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.