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Fire Damages Spacecraft Parts




*** NASA fire damages spacecraft parts

Parts of two spacecraft, including panels that are to be installed in 
the Hubble Space Telescope, were damaged in a fire at the 
Goddard Space Flight Center, officials said Friday. Phillip Z. 
Tapper, emergency coordinator  for the NASA center, said heat 
protection panels for the telescope and for another spacecraft were 
exposed to smoke and water Thursday afternoon when a fire in an 
adjacent structure spread into a laboratory building where the 
panels were being processed. Tapper said the exact damage to the
spacecraft panels has not been determined, "but we don't expect 
there will be any mission impact." (AP)




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