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In the aftermath of Tuesday's tear of a space station solar array during deployment, NASA has recast its spacewalk plans for the remainder of Discovery's stay at the international space station.

A spacewalk planned for Thursday to inspect a balky rotary joint on the station has been indefinitely postponed in favor of prepping for a Friday spacewalk to attempt to fix the ripped array, which engineers think is structurally unstable in its current position.

"Given the fact that we could potentially damage this array if we leave it in this configuration, and if we damage it enough we could potentially not have it available for the life of the program, this then becomes our priority," said space station program manager Mike Suffradini. Read full article »

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