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NASA Updates Shuttle Launch Dates



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

*NASA Updates Shuttle Launch Dates *

  Image above: In the Vehicle Assembly Building, United Space Alliance 
technician Brenda Morris examines the surface on Space Shuttle Atlantis' 
external tank where hail damage has been repaired. Photo credit: 
NASA/KSC + View Hi-res Image 
<http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/170421main_07pd0850.jpg>

TO VIEW IMAGE GO TO:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html

*04.16.07 - 6:45 p.m. EDT*
During a meeting Monday at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, 
agency officials revised the target launch dates for space shuttle 
flights during the next 12 months. The space shuttle and International 
Space Station programs agreed to the changes during a meeting to 
evaluate options following the STS-117 mission's delay, which was caused 
by hail damage to the external fuel tank.

Back at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Fla., in high bay No. 1 of the 
Vehicle Assembly Building, technicians and engineers continue the repair 
work to the hail-damaged STS-117 external fuel tank.

*STS-117 Mission*
+ The Crew 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts117/index.html> 

+ The Mission 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts117/mission_overview.html> 

+ The Integrated Truss Structure 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/structure/elements/its.html>
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