Space Shuttle Atlantis damaged following lift-off

May 13th, 2009 - 2:00 am ICT by admin  

Hubble Space Telescope A spokeswoman for the Johnson Space Center tells BNO News that debris came off the Space Shuttle Atlantis 104 seconds into flight.

The spokeswoman said that NASA is investigating the damage but “they don’t think it is very serious,” she told BNO News.

“They saw during the inspection a stretch of about 21 inches on the starboard side where the wing meets the fuselage” the spokeswoman said.

“That showed some damage,people who get imagery taken during launch have gone back and saw saw some debris come off 104 secs into launch. They don’t think it looks very serious.” the NASA spokeswoman concluded.

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