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November 05, 2010

STS-133 no earlier than Feb 3

Cracks found in the external tank of Discovery have caused a further launch delay of STS-133 to Feb 3, 2011 with a night launch at 1:30 a.m.

This pushes STS-134 to April 1.

Though the Authorization Act approved adding one more flight after STS-134 (tentatively planned for June), there is not yet an appropriations bill to fund it.

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To the stars,

Marianne Dyson
NSS advisor

Posted by m_dyson at 01:14 PM

STS-133 postponed to Nov 30

Persistent hydrogen leaks in the Space Shuttle Discovery have caused the last planned launch of this orbiter to be postponed until November 30, 2010.

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Marianne Dyson
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Posted by m_dyson at 01:14 PM

 

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