View Full Version : Shuttle Engine Tested for Return to Flight

2005-Sep-08, 05:42 PM
SUMMARY: As part of their efforts to return the space shuttle fleet back to operation, NASA engineers tested out a complete Space Shuttle Main Engine on Monday. The test ran for 520 seconds, which is how long the shuttle takes to get into orbit, and it looks like there were no problems. The engine will next be shipped out to the Kennedy Space Center for installation into the space shuttle Discovery. If the Return to Flight tasks go well, the next flight, STS-114, could launch as early as March 2005 to return to the International Space Station.

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