Sunday, July 12, 2009

Damage caused by Lightning strikes may delay launch of space shuttle mission

NASA is in final preparation for launching space shuttle with seven astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA is in the process of investigating whether any damage was done to the vehicle by the lightning strikes on Friday. It seems space shuttle will be launched today if no damage is detected.

Endeavour's STS-127 mission has already been delayed twice by a potentially dangerous hydrogen gas leak from the shuttle's external fuel tank. According to the Mission managers, this issue was resolved and tested successfully.

When Endeavour docks with ISS, it will be the first time thirteen people have been at the station at the same time.

Update at 1 pm IST July 13
Endeavour launch scrubbed for fourth time

Shuttle Endeavour grounded by stormy weather

Update at 4 pm IST July 15

NASA set to try 6th launch attempt of shuttle

Endeavor lifts off after 5 delays

Updates on July 18 2009

Shuttle Endeavour Docks With Space Station
- The space shuttle Endeavour has docked with the International Space Station, after a two-day trip to make the population in the ISS to 13.

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