NASA officials have today confirmed that launch of the Shuttle Endeavour (STS-134) will not happen on Monday 2nd May as previously expected. Additional time is needed to correct the electrical troubles which saw the launch on Friday 29th April scrubbed.
EDIT: A new launch date is yet to be established, but NASA have said it won’t be before 8th May.
We’ll confirm any further details here as soon as we know!
- Named after the ship commanded by British explorer James Cook from 1769 to 1771
- Endeavour was the last orbiter built and flew its maiden voyage on 7th May 1992
- Made the first American ISS construction flight, delivering the Unity Module
- Carried out the mission to correct the Hubble Space Telescope’s flawed vision
- Its radar map of the planet is one of the most used Earth-observation data-sets ever acquired
- Total space time to date: 280 days; Total Earth orbits: 4,429; Individual crew members: 133
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