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- STS-114: NASA grounds the Space shuttle, pending an investigation of the external tank's continued foam-shedding problem. During ascent, the external tank of the Space Shuttle Discovery sheds a piece of foam slightly smaller than the piece that caused the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster; this foam does not strike the spacecraft.

Famous Deaths

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- Marten Toonder, Dutch comic writer (b. 1912)
- Swami Shantanand, Mahasamadhi Day, Indian Saint, Philosopher (b. 1934)

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