Gopher Tortoise

A gopher tortoise makes a slow walk toward launch pad 39B where shuttle discovery is poised for launch. During a pad "walkdown" Sunday evening, inspectors found a crack on the shuttle's external fuel tank near a bracket that holds an oxygen feedline in place. Later, a chunk of foam that apparently fell from the area was found on the shuttle's mobile launch platform. 

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