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Cape Canaveral, Florida, February 26, 2007—The space shuttle Atlantis stands idle after a severe hail storm on February 26 damaged its external tank and delayed its launch.

Golf-ball-size hail from Monday's thunderstorm created some 2,000 divots in the tank's external insulation and caused minor damage to heat shield tiles on the shuttle's left wing.

NASA officials moved the shuttle back to the massive Vehicle Assembly Building at Florida's Kennedy Space Center for a full assessment and have rescheduled liftoff for late April.

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