NASA Wraps Up Discovery X-ray Scans with Hope

By Mark Carreau mark.carreau@gmail.com

Technicians at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida wrapped up X-ray scans of the shuttle Discovery’s external tank (ET) on Dec. 29, a day ahead of schedule, in troubleshooting that has so far not detected additional stringer cracks as a result of a Dec. 17 launch pad tanking test.

Four cracks surfaced on two adjacent 21-foot-long ...

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