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September 06, 2006

Atlantis Launch Postponed

NASA has delayed Wednesday's launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis on its STS-115 mission to the International Space Station. Shuttle Program managers made the decision early Wednesday morning due to a problem that occurred during the activation of one of the shuttle's three electricity-producing fuel cells. Teams are evaluating data on what might have caused a voltage spike in the fuel cell's coolant pump that cools the fuel cell system.

Atlantis' crew, Commander Brent Jett, Pilot Chris Ferguson and mission specialists Dan Burbank, Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper, Joe Tanner and Steve MacLean, a Canadian Space Agency astronaut, remains at Kennedy Space Center.

Posted by bsilcox at September 6, 2006 10:25 AM



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