Thursday, July 21, 2005

NASA Aims for Tuesday Shuttle Launch

NASA Aims for Tuesday Launch, Believes Fuel Gauge Failure Related to Grounding Problem
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Jul 20, 2005 — NASA will try to launch Discovery on the first shuttle mission in more than two years next Tuesday, after tracing last week's fuel gauge failure to, most likely, an electrical grounding problem lurking inside the spacecraft.Shuttle program manager Bill Parsons said Wednesday the only way to thoroughly check the system is to fuel Discovery and have all its equipment running."We believe the best way to go through this is to do a countdown," he said. "If the sensors (gauges) work exactly like we think they will, then we'll launch on that day. If anything goes not per the plan that we've laid out in front of us, then we'll have a scrub and we'll have to talk about it."

1 Comments:

Blogger minXXX said...

I was hoping that it would go off over the weekend of the 30th. My friend gets married in Cocoa Beach. I would have loved to see the Launch! Oh well.
Dropping by to say hello :) Hope you are doing well.
minXXX

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