STS-133 Delayed Again

Discovery's Early February Launch Opportunity Delayed as Work Continues on External Tank

"The Space Shuttle Program held its weekly Program Requirements Control Board (PRCB) meeting today to review progress on the continuing engineering investigation, testing and analysis regarding shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank stringer crack issue. With the work remaining, the potential for additional modifications yet to be defined, and further reviews pending, the decision was made today to allow the teams additional time and delay the next launch opportunity out of the early February launch window, which opened Feb. 3. New potential launch dates for Discovery's STS-133 mission and shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 mission will be discussed at next Thursday's PRCB meeting."

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