Final launch of Space Shuttle Discovery delayed another day
Saturday, October 30, 2010
The launch ofon its final mission, , has been delayed another day. Launch is now targeted for 3:52 PM on Wednesday, November 3.
Discovery's launch was originally scheduled for this Monday, but was delayed until the following day after several NASA officials.and leaks were discovered aboard the shuttle. The initial delay was to accommodate repairs to these leaks. These repairs are taking longer than expected according to
According to a NASA statement, repair technicians worked through the night to facilitate repairs to these leaks but "are slightly behind the timeline that was prepared yesterday". If the shuttle isn't ready to launch by November 7, the launch will be pushed into December.
STS-133 will deliver supplies and components to the International Space Station, including the and the third of four . Two spacewalks are to be performed by the crew during their 11 day mission, the 133rd flight of the and the 39th flight of Discovery.
- Leslie Horn. "Space Shuttle Discovery's Launch Delayed Another Day" — , October 30, 2010
- "Repairs delay Discovery's final launch another day" — , October 30, 2010
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