Wednesday, March 11, 2009

STS-119 SCRUBBED for today!!!

A NASA spokesman says today's launch attempt has been scrubbed due to the hydrogen leak.

NASA engineers say it will be Sunday at the earliest before shuttle Discovery could be readied for another launch attempt, pending work to resolve the leak problem. The space station residents were informed that launch would likely slip to Sunday or Monday.

Officials are facing a Monday deadline for getting the shuttle launched before the upcoming Soyuz crew exchange mission. Otherwise, Discovery would have to wait til around April 7 to launch.

3 comments:

heroineworshipper said...

Too bad we can't just make Russia delay the Soyuz mission, like the good old days.

Christopher Lusardi said...

Well, the STS-119 will have to do few EVAs! No worry, the ISS crew should be able to make-up the extra EVAs to do what STS 119 was scheduled to do.

The only problem in doing that is STS 119 memorized every move, every step, and every thing else.

If STS 119 gets pushed out to Monday it will mean they will only do 1 (maybe 2) EVA. That is what has just happened!

But, America and the worlds prayers have been said for NASA for finding the problem.

engstudent said...

They're pretty sure about tomarow no?