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Fuel Tank Issue Delays NASA Shuttle Launch

NASA postpones shuttle Discovery's planned May launch to July 13, at the earliest. Engineers discovered that the shuttle's external fuel tank still needs work to reduce the chances that hazardous debris will fall from it during liftoff.

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Award-winning journalist Richard Harris has reported on a wide range of topics in science, medicine and the environment since he joined NPR in 1986. In early 2014, his focus shifted from an emphasis on climate change and the environment to biomedical research.