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Spacewalk Trimmed For Shuttle Return...

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posted on Aug, 18 2007 @ 09:49 AM
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Spacewalk Trimmed For Shuttle Return As Hurricane Dean Threatens...


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HOUSTON (AP) -- Astronauts aboard the shuttle Endeavour and the international space station on Saturday embarked on the last spacewalk of their joint mission, an outing that was scaled back because of approaching Hurricane Dean.
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posted on Aug, 18 2007 @ 09:49 AM
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Seems like NASA and the Endeavour crew have more to worry about. NASA recently decided against additional spacewalks to repair Endeavour's apparent heat shield/foam-loss. Now NASA is positioning Endeavor for re-entry a day earlier, next Tuesday, in a race to get its crew home safely before Hurricane Dean makes matters extremely difficult. The shuttle crew definitely seem to be having their share of drama on this mission. Let's wish them a safe return.

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