Discovery Launch Postponed

Fuel valve concerns cause further delays to mission
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 11, 2009 2:53 PM CDT
Discovery Launch Postponed
Space Shuttle Discovery sits on pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Station, Fla. ready for launch today.   (AP Photo)

The Space Shuttle Discovery’s mission to deliver the final piece of a solar power array to the International Space Station was delayed again today, only hours before scheduled launch, CNN reports. The mission had already been postponed a month so technicians could determine whether three valves that control fuel supply were in danger of breaking; continued concerns over the valves caused today’s delay. (More International Space Station stories.)

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