What Happened on July 27th, 2005

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • STS-114: NASA grounds the Space shuttle, pending an investigation of the external tank's continued foam-shedding problem. During ascent, the external tank of the Space Shuttle Discovery sheds a piece of foam slightly smaller than the piece that caused the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster; this foam does not strike the spacecraft.

Famous Deaths

  • Marten Toonder, Dutch comic writer (b. 1912)
  • Swami Shantanand, Mahasamadhi Day, Indian Saint, Philosopher (b. 1934)