Space Shuttle

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Weather looks good for today's delayed launch of space shuttle - Naples Daily News

Weather looks good for today's delayed launch of space shuttle
Naples Daily News, FL - Sep 6, 2006
... Atlantis' six astronauts did some last-minute studying for their 11-day mission Tuesday as the weather forecast for today's space shuttle launch continued to ...


NASA delays space shuttle launch - Independent Online

NASA delays space shuttle launch
Independent Online, South Africa - Sep 6, 2006
Cape Canaveral, Florida - Nasa postponed the launch of the space shuttle Atlantis on Wednesday due to a technical problem with the spacecraft's onboard power ...


30% chance weather will stop Space Shuttle Atlantis launch - Flight International

30% chance weather will stop Space Shuttle Atlantis launch
Flight International - Sep 5, 2006
... is in good shape but there is a 30% chance of showers and cumulus clouds in the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) area stopping the Shuttle's launch planned for 6 ...


Friday, September 08, 2006

Fuel sensor glitch being taken care of by NASA

A fuel sensor that has given headaches in the past acted up Friday morning as space shuttle Atlantis' crew prepared for liftoff.

The agency continued with preparations as engineers tried to figure out if the shuttle could fly with the glitch. Atlantis' six astronauts, dressed in orange flight suits, arrived at the and strapped into the for the scheduled 11:40 a.m. EDT (1540 GMT) launch.

The sensor glitch was another problem the agency did not need as it rushes to get the shuttle and its crucial addition to the into orbit following several delays.

NASA managers have two options: scrub for the day and try Saturday or fly with only three of the four hydrogen fuel sensors working properly. Although no decision had been made, the space agency was leaning toward postponing for a day, said NASA press secretary Dean Acosta.

Shuttle launch cleared

Canadian astronaut Steve MacLean could be lifting off today aboard after officials decided not to replace an electrical part that had caused a delay.

Experts decided late yesterday it was safe to fly despite erratic readings from a cooling pump for the fuel cells that provide electrical power for the shuttle.

Space shuttle launch scheduled for today

-- Caught in a scheduling squeeze, has decided to try to launch space shuttle Atlantis at 11:40 a.m. today without replacing a troublesome electrical component. Today is the last day available before the US space agency runs into a scheduling conflict with the Russian agency. Yesterday, NASA decided not to replace a fuel cell whose coolant pump had given erratic readings, causing a scrub a day earlier. (AP)

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Launch on Friday

The launch of , originally slated to launch Wednesday, has been delayed until Friday due to difficulties with a … New glitch puts launch on hold Independent OnlineSpace shuttle launch postponed at least to Friday ReutersSpace shuttle launch postponed The AgeABC News - New Zealand Herald.

Space Shuttle Launch

NASA does have a chance to launch Atlantis in October but to do that, it must waive its requirement for the Hale talks foam redesign, mission extension options Spaceflight NowLaunch team set for three tries in a row, if needed Spaceflight NowDestination Space Central Florida News.