Discovery Troubleshooting Moves To Dec. 17

By Mark Carreau

HOUSTON — Space shuttle program managers have delayed Discovery’s tanking test from Dec. 15 to no earlier than Dec. 17, after unusually cold and windy weather at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center slowed efforts to complete the installation of temperature sensors and strain gauges around four small cracks on the external tank.

The delay was announced Dec. 13. The test was ordered ...

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