NASA delays Discovery launch till July 12

Posted on Friday, April 29 2005 @ 17:48 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
NASA today said it will delay the launch of space shuttle Discovery by another two months to make sure nothing will go wrong during the launch. While the space agency planned to launch Discovery by late May it now won't be earlier than July 12.

Bill Readdy, NASA's top spaceflight official, stated that extra repairs to Discovery's fuel tank are needed, mainly the addition of a heater to prevent a possible buildup of ice outside the tank.

Source: ABC News

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