Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Space Shuttle fleet grounded by NASA

The space shuttle fleet has been grounded according to latest reports on CNN. Earlier NASA reported that a piece of foam had fallen away from the main fuel tank on launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on its mission named STS-114. It is not yet clear how severe the damage is to the heat resistant tiles on the Discovery. "We are treating it very seriously," Bill Parsons, space shuttle program manager, told reporters, but added, "Are we losing sleep over it? Not yet." The shuttle is due to return on the 7th August. [BBC]
[23:25 GMT 27/07/2005]

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