The flight test and safety goals of the Discovery return-to-flight mission, now set for mid-July, will require rapid corroboration of ascent imagery and other data to fulfill rigorous engineering oversight reforms mandated by the Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB). Several new management and engineering teams staffed with NASA and industry engineers and materials scientists from across NASA and the contractors will sort and compare launch data during the first five days of the ...


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