Shuttle launch cancelled again
The launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery has been cancelled once again. This time because of a faulty fuel valve.
NASA said that fuelling had been partly completed when the launch was halted, but astronauts had not yet boarded.
The space agency hasn't rescheduled the launch yet, but the next window is August 28th just after midnight Eastern time. There will be a second window that day at 11:59 pm.
The Space Shuttle Endeavor had six attempts before it finally launched.
NASA has cancelled an early Wednesday launch of space shuttle Discovery, blaming an apparently faulty fuel valve.
NASA said Tuesday evening that refuelling had been partly completed when halted but the shuttle astronauts had not boarded.
"Drats!" said Mexican astronaut Jose Hernandez in a Twitter update. "24 hour scrub! Won't launch until tomorrow! I guess I get to sleep one more night in a bed!"
On his Twitter page, Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang wrote that the earliest possible next launch date is just after midnight on Aug. 28.
If that doesn't work, a second attempt on Aug. 28 could also be made at 11:59 p.m. ET.
The space agency has not rescheduled Discovery's launch.
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