NASA delays shuttle launch by at least a week

NASA has delayed the year's first shuttle launch by at least a week.

NASA delays shuttle launch by at least a week

NASA has delayed the year's first shuttle launch by at least a week to give engineers more time to analyze potential problems with valves that keep fuel flowing in the shuttle Discovery's main engines, a space agency official said on Tuesday.

Discovery had been set for launch on Feb. 12 on a mission to deliver the International Space Station's last solar power wing and drop off a Japanese astronaut who is joining the station crew.

The launch was pushed back to no earlier than Feb. 19, the NASA official said.

Reuters

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