Window Covering Falls off Shuttle Launch is Still A Go

By Marc Boucher
July 12, 2005
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NASA spokesman Mike Rein said tomorrow’s scheduled launch of the space shuttle Discovery is a go after engineers replaced a carrrier panel after a plastic window covering fell and damaged two tiles on the carrier panel.

Fortunately for NASA the damaged tiles were part of a carrier panel which was easily replaced by a spare carrier panel that fit perfectly. No delay of the launch is expected as repairs have been completed.

The launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Wednesday is scheduled for 3:51 p.m. (1951 GMT).

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