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ID:

90

Date:

2003-08-17

Headline:

Critical Flaws in Shuttle Loom as Potential Disaster Systems Constantly Malfunction or Fail

Reporter's name:

Kevin Spear & Jim Leusner

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Orlando Sentinel

City:

Cape Canaveral, FL

Summary:

When malfunctions occurred on NASA space shuttles, the agency routinely used temporary, not permanent, methods such as replacing parts to tackle the problems instead of permanent fixes, according to documents the Orlando Sentinel obtained under FOIA. The paper based its reporting in part on nearly 2,000 malfunction reports from 113 shuttle flights.

Keywords:

shuttle missions


Agencies:

NASA

States:

FL

Categories:

space


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