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NYT: Shuttle Fleet Is Grounded to Fix Cracks. “Six cracks, three each in the pipes of the shuttles, were spotted visually or through indirect testing in inspections begun last week. NASA officials said they were concerned because the fissures, measuring 0.1 inches to 0.3 inches long, raised the possibility that pieces of the liners could break free and damage an engine in flight.”