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Endeavour Cleared for Launch, Tampered Computer Fixed

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Liftoff for the shuttle Endeavour is set for Wednesday after a sabotaged computer was repaired and loaded aboard.

Shuttle program manager Wayne Hale says there's no reason to believe anyone had tampered with anything else on the spacecraft.

The computer that was the target of rare space program sabotage is being delivered to the international space station.

Its wires were cut by an employee for NASA supplier Invocon, a research and development company in Conroe, Texas.

NASA's inspector general office is continuing to investigate.

Invocon has yet to identify the culprit.

Besides wireless data collection systems for the space station, Invocon also provides sensor systems for the shuttle wings. Those systems are meant to detect any potentially dangerous strikes by debris.


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