Endeavour Enclosed at Launch Pad 39A as Analysis Begins
Fri, 19 Jun 2009 06:44:50 AM PDT
At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, teams are continuing discussions on their engineering investigation and developing a solution to fix the reoccurring hydrogen gas leak that scrubbed space shuttle Endeavour's second STS-127 launch attempt.
Located in the hydrogen venting system outside Endeavour's external fuel tank, the leak postponed launch attempts June 13 and 17, delaying the 16-day flight to the International Space Station.
Launch teams at Kennedy’s Launch Pad 39A will take the weekend off and resume work Monday.
At NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, STS-127’s seven astronauts also will resume their mission training Monday.
Endeavour's next launch attempt is targeted for July 11 at 7:39 p.m. EDT.