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NASA Prepares for a New Shuttle Mission

The Space Shuttle Discovery could be ready to fly by this May. It would be the first launch since the shuttle Columbia broke apart upon its return to Earth two years ago. Commander Eileen Collins discusses the mission, including plans to test methods to patch holes in the shuttle's heat shield during orbit.

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Renee Montagne, one of the best-known names in public radio, is a special correspondent and host for NPR News.