NASA begins testing Discovery's fuel tank
December 17th, 2010
11:09 AM ET

NASA begins testing Discovery's fuel tank

NASA crews began a test of space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank Friday .

"Eight technicians will use scanners, cameras and high-powered lenses to survey the outside of the tank for foam cracks, ice buildup or other abnormalities," a NASA statement said.

The test at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida will give engineers key data to decide when the shuttle can take off, NASA said.

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