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NASA officials confident of shuttle crew safety, Orlando Sentinel

"NASA's top safety official and chief engineer voiced confidence today that space shuttle Discovery's crew will be safe to launch July 1 despite the managers' "no-go" votes at a flight readiness review last weekend. Safety chief Bryan O'Connor and Chief Engineer Chris Scolese said their position was based on concern that possible debris shedding by foam insulation ramps on the ship's external fuel tank posed an unacceptable risk to shuttle Discovery. However, both were satisfied that NASA's ability to provide the astronauts safe haven on the international space station and launch a rescue flight to bring them home made it OK to proceed."

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