Friday, November 05, 2010

Discovery won't fly until Nov. 30th at earliest

NASA managers said today that space shuttle Discovery won't fly until Nov. 30th at the earliest.

The shuttle team won't be able to repair the hydrogen gas leak in time to make a Monday launch attempt, the last-day of an eight-day launch window.

The next earliest launch attempt would be at 4:05 a.m. Nov. 30, the opening of a window of night launches that extends through Dec. 6.

Kennedy Space Center launch teams have been draining the shuttle's external tank of propellant since a significant leak of hydrogen gas was detected at a line that vents the gas from the tank to a flare stack.

The leak was detected as the countdown proceeded during today's scrubbed launch attempt.


Anonymous said...

so where are all the anti-NASA anti-space program haters that foul up this forum with their stupid posts?? They must be gathering carts in the walmart parking lots.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @ 7:42 PM You can always invite "Antagonist" who usually say a few delightful things on FL Today's space news. :)
He seems to be anti-NASA anti-space program hater but sometimes I think he's just trying his best to irritate people to comment against his remarks. If indeed he is anti-NASA, it would be interesting to know why he NASA so much.

"They must be gathering carts in the Wal-mart parking lots"
Why? ;) Are there a lot of Wal-marts in Brevard County? Just wondering since I've seen that comment as often as "Antagonist's opinionated comments."

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 9:59PM "If indeed he is anti-NASA, it would be interesting to know why he hates NASA so much."

Maybe "Antagonist" once worked for NASA? He might be retired too.

Anonymous said...

Antagonist = Glorified (loser) gay muslim in burka

Anonymous said...

Ive bashed "Antagonist" the Ass-tro-not on here many times...such the loser, he is. Nice post 11:34, well said!!

Anonymous said...

Antagonist has a behavior that is very symptomatic of a pseron with Aspberger's syndrome. ...and I'm not trying to be sarcastic or joke when I say that. I