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When Will The Shuttle Fly Again?  
User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2903 times:

According to NASA's website the next space shuttle scheduled to go up is Atlantis with commander Eileen Collins in command. Is NASA going to wait until they have a definite answer for the loss of Columbia or would they still be willing to launch another shuttle whilst the investigation is ongoing? The investigation could take many months or even years and the ISS can't go that long without the shuttle. One of the main reasons why shuttles didn't fly for almost 3 years after Challenger was the investigation took a while and also the boosters had to be redesigned. If the investigation into STS-107 proves the tiles are at fault then remodification will again be necessary before shuttles can fly again.

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User currently offlineNonrevman From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1302 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2856 times:

I would bet money that no shuttle will be launched until the investigation has determined the cause of the breakup and the problem has been fixed. That will take some time, so we are probably talking about months and years.

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