NASA Pushes Back Endeavour Again

Shuttle won't launch before May 16
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2011 8:40 AM CDT
NASA Pushes Back Endeavour Again
Visitors at the Kennedy Space Center take photos and get a close view of space shuttle Endeavour on Pad 39A in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Saturday, April 30, 2011.   (AP Photo/John Raoux)

(Newser) – Gabrielle Giffords is getting some extra recovery time before her husband's final space flight: NASA yesterday announced that the shuttle Endeavour would launch no sooner than May 16, reports Space.com. NASA managers made the call after meeting to take stock of repairs to a broken power unit, which had already delayed the launch by a week from its original April 29 date. Giffords is back in rehab in Houston, reports the AP, where she was spotted dining out with husband Mark Kelly and friends. (Read more Endeavour stories.)

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