Final Discovery launch planned for Wednesday

by Ken Kremer Leaks discovered in the helium and nitrogen lines in the pressurization portion of Space Shuttle Discovery’s right-hand Orbital Maneuvering System (OMS) pod have forced a delay in the planned launch to Wednesday, November 3. The historic launch of Discovery on her final mission to space has been reset to 3:52 p.m. EDT. The leaks were traced to a pair of quick disconnect couplings that had to be fixed before launch. The launch ….


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