Discovery Launch Postponed

Fuel valve concerns cause further delays to mission
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 11, 2009 2:53 PM CDT
Space Shuttle Discovery sits on pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Station, Fla. ready for launch today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The Space Shuttle Discovery’s mission to deliver the final piece of a solar power array to the International Space Station was delayed again today, only hours before scheduled launch, CNN reports. The mission had already been postponed a month so technicians could determine whether three valves that control fuel supply were in danger of breaking; continued concerns over the valves caused today’s delay. (Read more International Space Station stories.)