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Oct302010

NASA Delays Discovery's Liftoff

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) -- The launch of shuttle Discovery has been pushed back a day, as technicians at the Kennedy Space Center continue to make repairs.

NASA says it is optimistic for a Wednesday launch. The shuttle was originally set to lift off Monday, and then rescheduled for Tuesday, before this latest delay.

Officials are working to repair the system used to pressurize Discovery’s right Orbital Maneuvering System rocket engine.

“They made good progress but are slightly behind the timeline that was prepared,” NASA said in a statement.

The mission – to the International Space Station – will be Discovery’s last.

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