Shuttle Launch Scrubbed
The first space shuttle launch since the February 2003 Columbia disaster was called off earlier today because of a faulty fuel sensor.
NASA scrubbed the launch of the space shuttle Discovery on Wednesday because of a faulty fuel sensor. It was unclear how long the problem would delay the launch, NASA officials said.
Earlier, weather had threatened Discovery’s liftoff, the space shuttle program’s first scheduled mission 2 1/2 years after the Columbia disaster. Discovery’s launch had been set for 3:51 p.m. ET.
The 13-day mission will mark the shuttle program’s first since Columbia broke apart over Texas during re-entry to Earth in February 2003, killing all seven astronauts aboard.
Weather I can understand. But faulty parts? With 2-1/2 years prep time? Unbelievable.