Debris Update

Shuttle will face more scrutiny today, Orlando Sentinel

"A review of more than 90 percent of Discovery's photo, radar and laser images from the first three days in space has so far failed to turn up any significant problems."

NASA: Foam may have hit wing, CNN

"Late Thursday, NASA officials said deeper analysis of camera footage shot during launch showed a small piece of foam may have struck the wing of Discovery's orbiter -- a scenario eerily similar to the accident that doomed its sister ship, Columbia, in February 2003."

Timing of fuel tank foam loss saved Discovery from big hit, SpaceflightNow

"The shuttle Discovery's crew might have dodged a bullet when a piece of foam debris broke away from an aerodynamic ramp on the side of the ship's external fuel tank during launch Tuesday."

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