Shuttle Program Suspended

Turns out, the launch might not have been so beautiful: NASA to Ground Shuttle Program Over Foam Debris

NASA suspended further flights of the space shuttle fleet on Wednesday after determining that a large piece of insulating foam had broken off the external fuel tank of the shuttle Discovery during its liftoff Tuesday morning – the same problem that doomed the Columbia and its seven astronauts in the last mission, two and a half years ago.

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