Discovery launch now targeted for no earlier than March 15

March 11, 2009 22:51 by scibuff

Space shuttle Discovery’s will take off to the International Space Station no earlier than March 15. NASA has postponed the planned liftoff due to a leak in the system used to carry excess hydrogen safely away from the launch pad. The exact launch date is dependent on the work necessary to repair the problem. NASA managers will meet again on Thursday at 4 p.m. to further assess the troubleshooting plan.

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