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NASA scrubbed the Endeavour space shuttle launch set for Friday afternoon, citing a technical issue. The soonest the launch will take place will be 48 hours later - or Sunday afternoon Arizona time.
The launch, the second to last for the shuttle line, was anticipated by many, including thousands who were on hand at or near Cape Canaveral
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Two heaters on one of Endeavour's auxiliary power units, which provide power for electrical systems on the shuttle, failed this morning, rendering the unit useless. Though Endeavour has a total of three units, NASA needs working spares of these critical systems
An unmanned Russian cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station today (April 29), just over five hours before NASA's planned launch of the shuttle Endeavour toward the same destination in orbit. The robotic Progress 42 cargo ship linked up with the space station at 10:28 a.m. EDT (1428 GMT) as the two spacecraft sailed 220 miles (354 kilometers) over western Mongolia. The cargo ship delivered more than 3 tons of supplies, equipment and other gear for the space station's six-person crew
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Endeavour's launch to the International Space Station has been postponed until Sunday to give technical teams more time to evaluate lightning strikes at the launch pad that occurred during thunderstorms Friday. Liftoff is scheduled for 7:13 p.m. EDT. Sensors indicted there were 11 lightning strikes within 0.35 miles, which is inside the launch pad's threshold. Teams have seen nothing so far that indicates anything has been affected
Strong thunderstorms moved through the area on Thursday evening, and NASA raised the chances of unfavorable weather at launch time to 30%. Though cloud cover remained on Friday, the storms had subsided. NASA officials had said the only remaining weather concerns were low cloud cover and strong winds.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Endeavor's launch to the International Space Station has been postponed until Sunday to give technical teams more time to evaluate lightning strikes at the launch pad that occurred during thunderstorms Friday. Liftoff is scheduled for 7:13 p.m. EDT
It has more to do with the actual reason behind it as there is conflicting information within NASA as to why it had to be scrubbed..
Funny how different publications in the MSM contain the exact same text...
Originally posted by AndrewJay
were gonna meet ALIENS up there!
Pauses in the countdown, or "holds," are built into the countdown to allow the launch team to target a precise launch window, and to provide a cushion of time for certain tasks and procedures without impacting the overall schedule