The failure of the space shuttle to carry out a $500-million Spacelab mission with experiments from 23 countries will spark changes in shuttle countdowns and accelerate development of advanced new electrical fuel cells to prevent a repeat of the events which forced Columbia into a precautionary landing. NASA will this week decide whether Columbia and its Microgravity Science Laboratory (MSL) payload and crew can be reflown as early as July to recover the mission, which cost $400-450 ...
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