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Shuttle Atlantis Lifts Off

Weather doesn't delay mission to international space station after all

(Newser) - After bad weather prompted worries of a further delay, US space shuttle Atlantis successfully blasted into space today, the AP reports. NASA had feared the same cold front that ravaged the South with tornadoes would push the launch to tomorrow, or later. Aboard, with seven astronauts, is the European Space... More »

NASA Scraps Atlantis Launch

Problem with fuel tank sensors postpones mission until tomorrow

(Newser) - NASA has called off this afternoon's launch of space shuttle Atlantis, citing a glitch involving fuel tank sensors, reports. “We’ll try it again tomorrow,” said a NASA spokesman. Two of four sensors in the shuttle's liquid hydrogen tank were registering empty, even though the tanks... More »

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