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Monday, May 2, 2011

Endeavour Launch Pushed Back To At Least May 10



According to NASA,  Shuttle Endeavour might launch May 10th but there is no guarantee.

The shuttle was supposed to launch on Friday April 29th but the launch was cancelled due to a the failure of heaters on a fuel line that was feeding some of the shuttle’s hydraulic power system, according to reports the failure could have caused a fire if it had not been caught before launch.

The problem now seems to be an electronic switch box in one of the shuttle’s engines. The crew at Kennedy Space Center expect to have the box replaced today, but it’s going to take a lot more testing, which will require building and then removing the scaffolding necessary to make the repairs.

NASA says they hope to launch Endeavour on May 10th, but that’s under the assumption there won’t be any problems found during the next few days tests.

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