Shuttle Discovery’s Launch No Earlier Than Feb. 3

NASA managers have targeted space shuttle Discovery’s launch for no earlier than Feb. 3 at 1:34 a.m. EST. Shuttle managers determined more tests and analysis are needed before proceeding with the launch of the STS-133 mission to the International Space Station.

The Program Requirements Control Board met Thursday and reviewed engineering evaluations associated with cracks on two 21-foot-long, U-shaped aluminum brackets, called stringers, on the shuttle’s external tank. NASA repaired the cracks and reapplied foam to the exterior of the stringers.

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  1. thephrygiancap reblogged this from itsfullofstars and added:
    do you think since it might launch on my birthday that they’ll let me on???
  2. alliewojtaszek reblogged this from itsfullofstars and added:
    I’m hoping to see this…
  3. andrew-p-lee reblogged this from itsfullofstars and added:
    Sad face ):
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