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Fraser
2005-Sep-16, 05:44 PM
SUMMARY: NASA has recovered 75% of the solar-powered Helios aircraft after it crashed into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii last week. Researchers say that the unmanned prototype was at an altitude of only 900 metres when it experienced control problems which shook the aircraft violently and caused it to crash. Unfortunately, none of the recovered debris can be reusable because of damage from the salt water. This was its tenth test flight.

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publiusr
2005-Sep-16, 06:20 PM
I never did think much of that flimsy thing.