STS-127 Scrubbed Due To Fuel Leak

Fuel Leak Again Postpones Launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour

"NASA postponed the launch of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-127 mission Wednesday because of a leak associated with the gaseous hydrogen venting system outside the shuttle's external fuel tank. Endeavour's next launch opportunity is July 11. This date comes after the end of an orbital sun-angle condition called a beta angle cut-out, which occurs between June 22 and July 10. The cut-out creates a thermal condition that prohibits shuttle and space station docked operations. The gaseous hydrogen venting system is used to carry excess hydrogen safely away from the launch pad. Wednesday's leak is similar to one that prevented Endeavour's launch on June 13."

@apacheman "Once again, the best thing about launch scrub is left over VIP food. http://twitpic.com/7lzli" [photo]

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