ANN REAL TIME NEWS: 0545 EDT -- Both crewmen aboard the
International Space Station got to spend a bit more time outside
the vehicle, continuing a spacewalk aimed at performing several
More Changes To External Tank On Tap After Discovery's
A lot has been done... but there's still a lot of work to do.
That was the word from space shuttle program manager Wayne Hale
Wednesday, as he told reporters that while Discovery is slated
to fly into orbit next month with a much-modified -- and hopefully
safer -- external fuel tank, scientists have not stopped looking
for more ways to reduce the likelihood that insulating foam will
break off during launch, and potentially damage the orbiter.