NASA Satisfied with Shuttle Fixes

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Discovery astronauts repaired the shuttle's belly this week. Now, NASA engineers say that a fourth spacewalk to fix some of the spacecraft's insulation won't be necessary. Joe Palca and guests look at what comes next as the shuttle crew prepares to head for home.


Bill Harwood, CBS News Space Consultant,

Johnson Space Center Bureau, Houston, Texas.



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