November 8, 2010

Last Discovery Flight Suffers Delays

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The delay continues for the final Discovery flight that will include crew member Robonaut 2. A hydrogen leak and small crack located in the foam insulation on the side of the giant tank have been discovered. NASA plans another launch attempt later this month. Because they only have the week of Nov. 30 through Dec. 5 or 6 to take off, if that is a no-go the flight would have to be delayed until late February 2011.

Via NASA

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at November 8, 2010 9:15 AM
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