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NASA will suspend flights of its space shuttle fleet until it understands why strips of insulating foam peeled off the fuel tank used by shuttle Endeavour.
Endeavour arrived safely in orbit after Wednesday's liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida though video and images of the launch showed about a dozen pieces of debris flying off the fuel tank during the 8.5-minute climb to orbit.
Originally posted by tezzajw
I suppose that there's a few of us conspiracy kooks who would wish that Never A Straight Answer (NASA) would simply unveil what they really have and retire the shuttle for good!!!
delayed the launch of space shuttle Endeavor after nine lightning strikes were reported near the take-off pad.
Though forecasters predicted that stormy weather might delay the launch, NASA had scheduled lift-off for Saturday night. Endeavor is now due to take-off Sunday at 7:13 p.m.
This is the third time Endeavor has been delayed for take off, as two previous launches were canceled in June due to hazardous leaks in the shuttle's hydrogen vent line.