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NASA Prepares for a New Shuttle Mission

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NASA Prepares for a New Shuttle Mission

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NASA Prepares for a New Shuttle Mission

NASA Prepares for a New Shuttle Mission

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The Space Shuttle Discovery could be ready to fly by this May. It would be the first launch since the shuttle Columbia broke apart upon its return to Earth two years ago. Commander Eileen Collins discusses the mission, including plans to test methods to patch holes in the shuttle's heat shield during orbit.