Putting STS-114 Into Context

NASA Chief Takes On Critics, LA Times

"[Griffin] said critics had fixated on the flight's flaws, such as insulating foam shedding from the craft's external fuel tank during liftoff and the need for a first-ever spacewalk to remove protrusions on the underside of Discovery. Not only do critics see a glass half-empty, but, to them, "there is no glass," Griffin said."

Editor's note: STS-114 is probably one of the most successful shuttle missions ever flown - yet it will be remembered for one - albeit significant (and expensive) - problem.

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