Second Tanking Test Completed

Shuttle test still shows problems with fuel tank, Houston Chronicle

"A launch pad test of shuttle Discovery's fuel tank Friday failed to clear up two problems that led to NASA's recent delay in returning the shuttle to space."

Shuttle Launch Set for Mid-July, Washington Post

"Parsons said Discovery's new tank will have an older, flight-tested diffuser, and the team has no plans to conduct a third tanking test. He said he was aware of dissenters among the engineers but urged them to "look at the data from the second test, understand it, and then make the case."

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