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Will a Safer Shuttle Still Support Science?

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Science  05 Sep 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5638, pp. 1301
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5638.1301

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Summary

The panel investigating the loss of the space shuttle Columbia says the remaining shuttles deserve to fly again once NASA tightens up safety procedures. But scientists are wondering if those changes will leave room for scientific missions like the proposed repair of the Hubble Space Telescope.