NASA to finally launch Discovery on July 26?

Posted on Tuesday, July 19 2005 @ 11:12:22 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
NASA still hasn't found the cause of the sensor problem that aborted Discovery's launch last week and currently expects it may take until July 26 before attempting to try a new launch.
"It's difficult to find a glitch that won't stay glitched," NASA shuttle program manager Bill Parsons said of the intermittent problem with the sensor. "Right now I can tell you that we're still looking for the problem."

While shuttle launch delays are common, the glitch preventing Discovery from taking off is receiving heightened scrutiny because the shuttle would be the first to fly since NASA grounded the fleet for safety upgrades after Columbia broke up on its return to Earth on Feb. 1, 2003.
More details about will-it-ever-reach-space-again Discovery at Reuters