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ID:

201

Date:

2007-06-04

Headline:

Atlantis tanks feel pain of aging

Reporter's name:

Todd Halvorson & John Kelly

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Florida Today

City:

Cape Canaveral, FL

Summary:

Space shuttle Atlantis' tanks "could explode without warning at normal operating pressures," a top risk facing the shuttle program, Florida Today learned from documents obtained through FOIA. The risk sparked NASA officials to close the Atlantis launch pad to all but a few officials in the days leading up to a launch.

Keywords:

shuttle Atlantis, astronauts, ground crew, launch, explode, tank


Agencies:

NASA

States:

FL

Categories:

space


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