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NASA to decide later Monday on shuttle launch

Written by: Staff

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 3 (Reuters) NASA officials today said they would examine a crack in the insulation foam on the space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank before deciding whether to proceed with tomorrow's launch.

NASA official John Shannon told a news conference the shuttle team would meet again at 1830 hrs and ''summarize where we are with the analysis, summarize where we are with the inspection, and try and clear all our concerns and go launch tomorrow.'' REUTERS SHB RAI2348

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