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Friday, July 01, 2005

Good day,

Well a lot of news articles about the July 13th proposed Shuttle launch date.

At GOOGLE News you can find a list of press releases.

Twelve out of fifteen items completed. The request is to go with three items still outstanding. - LRK -
The Register
By Lucy Sherriff
Published Friday 1st July 2005 11:11 GMT

NASA has set the date for the Shuttle's launch, despite suggestions from an independent safety panel earlier this week that all the safety requirements have not yet been met. Discovery is now slated to take to the skies on 13 July, commanded by Eileen Collins.

Chief administrator Michael Griffin said that the space agency had come to the decision after "a vigorous, healthy discussion", adding that while improvements to safety have been made since the loss of Columbia, people need to remember that space flight is an inherently risky business.

The panel concluded on Monday this week that NASA had only partly complied with the Columbia Accident Investigation Board's recommendations, although it commended its efforts. Specifically, the panel said NASA had only met 12 of the 15 recommendations of the CIAB. It said the three NASA had not met were the most fundamentally important, including one that the external tank be fixed so that debris could not fall and damage any part of the shuttle before take-off.

Speaking about the safety panel's findings, Griffin told the press that the panel had looked very literally at some of the safety recommendations. Some recommendations, he added, were currently impossible to implement. "We are up against the limits of our human knowledge," he told Reuters.

See some of the links below. - LRK -

Larry Kellogg
larry.kellogg at

Shuttle to fly 13 July
Register, UK - 5 hours ago
NASA has set the date for the Shuttle's launch, despite suggestions from an independent safety panel earlier this week that all the safety requirements have ...

Shuttle launch set for July 13
Edmonton Sun, Canada - 5 hours ago
By AP. CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- NASA set a launch date yesterday of July 13 for the first shuttle flight since the Columbia disaster 2 1/2 years ago. ...

It's `go' for Discovery, and NASA claps in joy
Chicago Tribune, IL - 6 hours ago,1,3625121.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed
By Michael Cabbage. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA managers decided Thursday that space shuttle Discovery is ready to fly and set a July 13 launch date. ...

NASA sets shuttle launch for 13 July
New Scientist (subscription), UK - 7 hours ago
The first shuttle to launch since the Columbia accident in February 2003 will blast off on 13 July, NASA's top managers announced on Thursday. ...

NASA plans shuttle flight this month
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription), GA - 7 hours ago
Declaring that the space program is "smarter, stronger and safer" than ever, NASA on Thursday set a mid-July date for the launch of the shuttle Discovery ...

Nasa unveils shuttle launch date
BBC News, UK - 7 hours ago
By Irene Mona Klotz. After more than two years of heartache, hard work and heavy spending, the US space agency says it will be ready ...

Discovery is cleared for liftoff on July 13
Seattle Times, WA - 8 hours ago
By Knight Ridder Newspapers. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Despite lingering safety concerns, NASA mission managers yesterday officially ...




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