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Friday, July 29, 2005


Looks like the Shuttle is safe.

The shuttle Discovery successfully docked with the International Space Station. It looks like the shuttle right wing was struck by falling debris. However, preliminary investigation suggests that the shuttle is Okay, but it will be another 3 days before engineers will be confident of the Shuttles status. You can see a great video of the Shuttle doing its orbital flip here. This was so the ISS team could inspect the underside.

NASA is currently doing some soul searching, and the shuttle fleet remains grounded, but things are looking much better for Discovery, and normal misions, including attaching the cargo transfer module, are going ahead.

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