Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Return to Space

The Space Shuttle Discovery is slated to launch at 3:51pm EDT. The NASA website is choppy, so here is a link to follow via You can watch (in theory) over the web via NASA TV, but that too is choppy, and my success has been limited.

I wish the seven astronauts of Discovery good luck, and Godspeed.

Update: 1:32 p.m. - Launch Director Mike Leinbach has scrubbed the launch for today. One of four low-level fuel cutoff sensors is not functioning properly. Stand by for further information...

Today's Return to Flight launch of Space Shuttle Discovery has been postponed due to an issue with a low-level fuel cutoff sensor onboard the vehicle. The sensor protects an orbiter's main engines by triggering them to shut down in the event fuel runs unexpectedly low.


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