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Shuttle flew, but challenges remain

July 28 2005

Shuttle "Discovery" safely docked with the International Space Station.

Team Discovery will perform three spacewalks: it is necessary to replace the gyrodine CMG -1 and the reconfiguration of the power supply gyrodine CMG -2, as well as install an external warehouse platform ESP -2; to inspect the shuttle's thermal protection of the state.

The crew of "Discovery" will stay on the ISS for 12 days.

Recall that all of the program to launch the shuttle have been suspended after the February 2003 crashed spaceship "Columbia".

However, as the leadership of NASA, the return of the crew to the ISS on future missions "Discovery" will be frozen due to technical problems. As is known, during the launch on July 26 from a piece of foam insulation fell off shatlla. According to RBC.

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