Friday, April 29, 2011

NASA: Space Shuttle Endeavour Launch Delayed For At Least 48 Hours

NASA has delayed the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour, which was scheduled for 3:47 p.m. EDT on Friday. The holdup is apparently due to concerns over an auxiliary power heater. NASA broke the bad news in a tweet and stated that the delay would last at least 48 hours.

President Obama and his family, as well as Rep. Gabrielle Giffords were scheduled to attend this afternoon’s launch. NASA tweeted that the Endeavour's launch would take place "no earlier than Monday at 2:33 p.m. EDT."

Source: Hufftington Post

President Obama, along with First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia, take a tour of the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL. The family had planned to watch the launch of the Shuttle Endeavour, but the launch was delayed due to equipment issues.

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