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3/05/2007

Shuttle Atlantis Rolled Back to Hangar for Repairs

Breaking Space/Cosmic News: Florida, USA
AP

March 05, 2007
NASA moved space shuttle Atlantis from the launchpad back to a hangar so technicians can inspect damage caused by last week's hail storm. The storm caused thousands of dings in the insulating foam covering Atlantis' external fuel tank. The insulating foam is of special concern to NASA since a chunk of it flew off during Columbia's launch in 2003 leading to the breaking up of the craft during re-entry.
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