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Thursday, March 17, 2005

Station gyroscope problem no threat, says NASA

The failure of a circuit breaker that caused the shutdown of a gyroscope aboard the international space station is not a threat, according to a Reuters report.

NASA space station program manager Bill Gerstenmaier said Thursday that the station was able to operate with two of its three gyroscopes, and that there was no immediate need to replace the breaker.

An article in Florida Today said that NASA does not believe the gyroscope shutdown will have any impact on the scheduled launch of space shuttle Discovery in May.


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