In 1995, what delayed the launch of the space shuttle Discovery?
- A. astronauts who overslept
- B. woodpeckers
- C. fuel shortage
- D. hurricane
28% of players knew the correct answer: B., woodpeckers
In 1995, NASA delayed the launch of the space shuttle Discovery, after they discovered woodpeckers had punctured dozens of holes in the foam insulation of a fuel tank. The birds were identified as yellow-shafted flickers, which display such behavior during courtship, and to mark their territory.
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