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NASA decides to launch Discovery tomorrow

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.  - Despite worries about a piece of foam that fell from Discovery's external fuel tank, NASA says it will go for tomorrow's launch of the shuttle.

The three-inch triangular piece of foam appeared to come from a five-inch-long crack. It's far smaller than the foam chunk that brought down Columbia, killing seven astronauts in 2003. NASA managers spent most of the day deciding whether to go ahead with the launch.

Some outside experts say they're uncomfortable with going ahead, although they didn't have all the information.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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