By PBS NewsHour
NASA said Wednesday it would ground future shuttle flights because the problem of foam peeling off the fuel tank and possibly damaging the shuttle had not been eliminated.
The space shuttle Discovery successfully lifted into orbit Tuesday morning on a 12-day mission to resupply the International Space Station and test various new safety features.
NASA officials say they are prepared to launch the shuttle Discovery on Tuesday morning even if one of the fuel tank sensors malfunctions as it did during the original planned liftoff earlier this month.
NASA now aims to launch the space shuttle Discovery on Tuesday, after engineers expressed confidence they had pinpointed the fuel-sensor problem that prevented the July 13 liftoff.
The space shuttle Discovery is set to rocket into orbit on July 13, two-and-a-half years after the Columbia disaster claimed the lives of seven astronauts, NASA announced Thursday.
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