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NASA Seeks to Curb Bird Threat to Shuttle

NASA is sweeping the grounds at Kennedy Space Center for road kill, and then using the carcasses as bait to capture vultures. The birds will be released after the shuttle launches. Here, a vulture and an armadillo outside the space center.
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NASA is sweeping the grounds at Kennedy Space Center for road kill, and then using the carcasses as bait to capture vultures. The birds will be released after the shuttle launches. Here, a vulture and an armadillo outside the space center.

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David Kestenbaum is a correspondent for NPR, covering science, energy issues and, most recently, the global economy for NPR's multimedia project Planet Money. David has been a science correspondent for NPR since 1999. He came to journalism the usual way — by getting a Ph.D. in physics first.
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