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  • n  an approach that fails and gives way to another attempt

  • After a wave-off, Columbia soars home to an uncertain future The report from Mission Control in Houston was a pilot's nightmare.
  • I forgot to give the wave-off, but not to pull.
  • At week's end, after the third wave-off for a Kennedy touchdown, Mission Commander Robert ("Hoot") Gibson brought the orbiter safely back to earth at Edwards Air Force Base in .

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