Wednesday, July 13, 2005

No return to flight

As I mentioned before NASA isn't having much luck lately, and despite problems it looked to be go for launch for Discovery today...

CREDIT: NASA/KSC
Space Shuttle managers inside the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Control Center

However, a last minute fault with a fuel tank sensor meant that the launch has now been called off, and with the launch window quickly closing it now seems likely that NASA's much troubled return to flight may now have to be postponed until September.

Slashdot has more, and for once some of the the discussion is actually fairly informative...

Update: New Scientist has more details...

Update: it's looking more and more likely that NASA may have to postpone the launch until September.