STS-133 Astronaut Breaks Hip in Bicycle Accident

Astronaut Tim Kopra was injured in a bicycle accident on January 15. Photo Credit: NASA

The crew of STS-133 has had to cope with the numerous technical issues and delays for their mission, related to both the Ground Umbilical Carrier Plate (GUCP) and to a larger extent the cracks that have cropped up on the shuttle’s external tank. Now they have a new issue to contend with – an injured crewmember.(…) Read the rest of STS-133 Astronaut Breaks Hip in Bicycle Accident (427 words)

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