Dropped tool may have damaged space shuttle

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February 9, 2011
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"NASA is checking space shuttle Discovery to see if it was damaged by a dropped tool. Discovery is supposed to blast off Feb. 24 for the International Space Station after a delay of nearly four months. A NASA spokeswoman said Wednesday that a measuring gauge came apart Tuesday night during repair work. The tool may have struck Discovery's external fuel tank as it fell. Spokeswoman Candrea Thomas said the metal gauge is small. It was tethered properly to a worker, but came apart and some pieces fell." (02/09/11)

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