NASA Thinking Ahead to Keep Up Launch Schedule
News story originally written on February 17, 1999
NASA has asked the U. S. Space and Rocket Center museum to return parts
from one of their displays. NASA had donated parts from two solid rocket
boosters to the museum in 1988. They were used in a full-size space
shuttle exhibit. Now NASA can use the parts again for the real shuttle.
NASA will build copies of the parts for the museum. It will be cheaper
than building new parts for the shuttle. NASA needs the parts even
through the solid rocket boosters are reusable. Some of the original
boosters were damaged or ruined during launches.
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