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*NASA Updates Shuttle Launch Dates *
Image above: In the Vehicle Assembly Building, United Space Alliance technician Brenda Morris examines the surface on Space Shuttle Atlantis' external tank where hail damage has been repaired. Photo credit: NASA/KSC + View Hi-res Image http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/170421main_07pd0850.jpg
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*04.16.07 - 6:45 p.m. EDT* During a meeting Monday at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, agency officials revised the target launch dates for space shuttle flights during the next 12 months. The space shuttle and International Space Station programs agreed to the changes during a meeting to evaluate options following the STS-117 mission's delay, which was caused by hail damage to the external fuel tank.
Back at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Fla., in high bay No. 1 of the Vehicle Assembly Building, technicians and engineers continue the repair work to the hail-damaged STS-117 external fuel tank.
*STS-117 Mission* + The Crew http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts117/index.html
+ The Integrated Truss Structure http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/structure/elements/its.html