Foam Again

Space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Kennedy Space Center, Orlando Sentinel

"NASA's biggest concern involved eight or nine pieces of foam insulation seen breaking off from the external fuel tank during the first few minutes after launch. Most of the foam peeled off late enough that NASA officials surmised that it could not do any damage. At least a couple early pieces, at a critical time of 107 seconds after launch, were seen striking the shuttle's lower side. But they might not have done more than scuff the outer layer, Moses said. NASA will investigate data from scores of cameras, laser scans and radar reports. "We saw some stuff. Some of it doesn't concern us. Some of it we just can't speculate about right now. ..... But we have the tools," Moses said."

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