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Discovery

The shuttle Discovery took off safely today and is now on the way to the International Space Station. There are so many cameras scanning every part of the shuttle that they should be able to spot if anything is wrong. A piece of the external tank did become detatched during take-off, and a bird did hit the nosecone of the tank, but NASA don't think that either event caused any damage. Once in orbit the astronauts will inspect the entire exterior of the shuttle to look for any signs of damage using cameras and space walks.

Posted by Megan on Tuesday 26th Jul 2005 (23:46 UTC) | Add a comment | Permalink

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