Friday, September 08, 2006

Altantis Mission Scrubbed Again

We're currently at the T -9:00 hold, and the mission's been scrubbed for a day due to a fuel sensor glitch.

Weather good, communications good, pressure check good, fuel sensor wiggy. NoGo.

Tariq Malik has the update at

NASA Scrubs Attempted Launch of Shuttle Atlantis
8 September 2006 10:56 a.m. EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – For the second time in three days, NASA has scrubbed the attempted launch of its space shuttle Atlantis, this time due to an errant fuel tank sensor reading inside the orbiter’s 15-story fuel tank.

The decision comes after a series of discussions and debates over one of four engine cutoff sensors inside the liquid hydrogen portion of Atlantis’ external tank. The sensor failed a standard prelaunch check.

NASA is providing live coverage of Atlantis’ launch. You are invited to follow the briefing using’s NASA TV, which is available by clicking here or using the button at the left.

- Tariq Malik

To keep you busy until tomorrow's attempt, there's lots of good STS 115 mission info and a link to NASA TV here. biographies for the crew are here.

Commander (CDR): Brent W. Jett Jr.
Pilot (PLT): Chris J. Ferguson
Mission Specialist 1 (MS1):
Joseph Tanner
Mission Specialist 2 (MS2): Daniel Burbank
Mission Specialist 3 (MS3): Steven MacLean
Mission Specialist 4 (MS4): Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper

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