In the event of an off-nominal reentry, such as minor damage to an orbiter or the loss of flight control redundancy, a shuttle could be redirected to back-up landing strips at Edwards Air Force Base in California or in White Sands, New Mexico, O’Conner said.Read more at Space.com
The new rules are part of a 288-page report released Tuesday that documents the agency’s progress in returning its space shuttles to flight status.
NASA's shuttle still on track
Posted on Wednesday, Mar 23 2005 @ 08:04 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
NASA is still hoping to launch the first shuttle flight in two years this may, after some delays. Supplementary NASA has now also created a new plan to protect the public from any danger when the orbiter comes back to our planet.