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Thread: Delayed shuttle launch re-scheduled

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    NASA has announced the delayed launch of space shuttle Discovery will now take place on Wednesday, November 3rd at 3.52pm. local time. The delay has been due to a leak in one of the shuttle’s engines which has now been repaired. The weather forecast for Wednesday is excellent with a 70 percent chance of good weather at launch time. If the launch cannot take place the launch window will be extended until Sunday November 7th.

    Discovery is headed to the International Space Station for an 11-day mission to deliver the Permanent Multipurpose Module and its host of supplies and equipment to the orbiting outpost. Kennedy Space Center has announced any launch tickets already bought will remain valid for the launch attempt on Wednesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isafari, post: 237373
    NASA has announced the delayed launch of space shuttle Discovery will now take place on Wednesday, November 3rd at 3.52pm. local time. The delay has been due to a leak in one of the shuttle’s engines which has now been repaired. The weather forecast for Wednesday is excellent with a 70 percent chance of good weather at launch time. If the launch cannot take place the launch window will be extended until Sunday November 7th.

    Discovery is headed to the International Space Station for an 11-day mission to deliver the Permanent Multipurpose Module and its host of supplies and equipment to the orbiting outpost. Kennedy Space Center has announced any launch tickets already bought will remain valid for the launch attempt on Wednesday.
    see they are saying more technical problems that may delay launch





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    Launch now delayed till thursday





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    what i want to know is whats going to service the ISS when the shuttles are retired?

    how many flights left do you know?
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    I believe there are 2 left, maybe 3. However, they are planning on turning the servicing over to private enterprise. Plus I believe that Russia still may be supplying stuff.





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    shuttle delayed again at least monday





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    Quote Originally Posted by robertcraig, post: 237560
    shuttle delayed again at least monday
    for our Slowhand who was hoping to catch this while he is in Florida

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    shuttle now delayed till 30th november





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    shuttle is now delayed till at least the3rd december





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    Quote Originally Posted by robertcraig, post: 238585
    shuttle is now delayed till at least the3rd december
    If it keeps on going at this rate, we'll be able to watch it!!

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