NASA tests aging shuttle after failed launch

Washington (AFP) Dec 17, 2010 NASA carried out tests on the external fuel tank of the aging shuttle Discovery on Friday after strange cracks appeared during a countdown last month which delayed its final launch into space. “So far, so good,” said Allard Beutel, a spokesman for the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, adding that there was no immediate sign of the cracks or the hydrogen leak that scuppered the November 5 coun

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