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Fraser
2005-Sep-08, 06:02 PM
SUMMARY: NASA has released photographs that show how the space shuttle Atlantis suffered damage from hot gases back in May 2000 when it returned through the atmosphere on a mission. The damage wasn't permanent and repaired in time for its next mission four months later. NASA blamed the damage on improper installation of a seal between protective panels on the shuttle's left wing. Atlantis is expected to be the first shuttle to return to space when NASA begins launches again in early 2004.

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