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NASA postpones next shuttle launch until July

Written by: Staff

Houston, Mar 15: The next space shuttle mission, which NASA hoped to launch in May, will be postponed until July at the earliest, the US space agency said.

The US shuttle fleet has been grounded since last July, when insulation foam broke off Discovery's fuel tank during launch. That mission was the only one NASA has flown since the 2003 Columbia accident, which was caused by falling foam.


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