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World 29 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Discovery commander surprised by debris problem

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Shuttle Discovery commander Eileen Collins said on Friday she was surprised the flying debris problem that brought down Columbia in 2003 re-emerged on their flight and said shuttles should not return to space until it was fixed.

World 29 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Discovery crew to look again for shuttle damage

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Astronauts on shuttle Discovery were set to make another inspection of Discovery's wings and belly on Friday for possible damage from flying debris that struck the spacecraft shortly after launch.

World 29 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

U.S. shuttle woes could cloud future of space flight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Even as shuttle Discovery docked smoothly on Thursday with the International Space Station, problems that started soon after liftoff could cloud the future of U.S. space flight.

World 29 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Debris may have hit space shuttle's wing

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Shuttle Discovery's right wing may have been struck by a small piece of foam that flew off its external fuel tank during launch, but no damage has been detected and the ship appears in good shape for an Aug. 7 landing, NASA managers said on Thursday.

World 29 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Discovery crew to look again for shuttle damage

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Astronauts on shuttle Discovery were set to make another inspection of Discovery's wings and belly on Friday for possible damage from flying debris that struck the spacecraft shortly after launch.

World 28 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Shuttle Discovery to dock with space station

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Astronauts prepared to dock the shuttle Discovery with the International Space Station on Thursday in what may be the last visit for some time after NASA again grounded its problem-plagued shuttle fleet.

World 28 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Shuttle, space station link amid NASA woes

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Shuttle Discovery docked smoothly with the International Space Station high above the earth on Thursday, carrying on after NASA grounded its other shuttles for fear of another Columbia-like disaster.

World 28 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Shuttle, space station dock amid NASA worries

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Shuttle Discovery docked smoothly with the International Space Station high above the earth on Thursday, carrying on after NASA grounded its other shuttles for fear of another Columbia-like disaster.

World 28 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

NASA halts shuttle flights over tank foam problem

HOUSTON (Reuters) - NASA grounded its space shuttle fleet on Wednesday after learning that large chunks of insulating foam broke off Discovery's external fuel tank during launch, an echo of the problem that doomed sister ship Columbia and its crew 2 1/2 years ago.

World 28 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Shuttle, space station link amid NASA woes

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Shuttle Discovery docked smoothly with the International Space Station high above the earth on Thursday, carrying on after NASA grounded its other shuttles for fear of another Columbia-like disaster.