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HOUSTON (Reuters) - The shuttle Discovery crew on Friday used a boom with laser scanners to take another look at minor damage on their ship's heat shield while NASA's chief said he expects engineers will quickly fix the fuel tank problems that have again grounded the fleet.
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.
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.
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.
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.