NASA mission managers said Friday that shuttle Endeavour could be ready for a second launch attempt as soon as early next week. However, the timing will depend on the outcome of weekend troubleshooting intended to identify the cause of a hydraulic system heater failure. The heater problem forced mission managers to scrub efforts Friday to send Endeavour and […]
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To subscribe to CSExtra via RSS feed click here. If you would prefer to receive CSExtra in e-mail format, e-mail us at Info@space.com with the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject line. Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space-related activities. In Florida, the shuttle Endeavour emerged from a severe weather siege late Thursday that […]
FRIDAY UPDATE: Endeavour’s lift off, planned for Friday at 3:47 p.m., EDT, was scrubbed by an undiagnosed problem with a hydraulic system heater. The launching has been postponed by at least three days or until May 2. NASA Launch Director Mike Leinbach and Mission Management Team members were meeting Friday afternoon to refine a troubleshooting strategy. The […]
Severe weather brought high winds, rain and the threat of hail to the Kennedy Space Center late Thursday, forcing a delay in NASA’s plans to retract the protective Rotating Service Structure that surrounds shuttle Endeavour at Launch Pad 39A. The Launch Control Team was hopeful the stormy weather, a product of the same deadly […]