STS-114 Crew: Delaying Discovery Was The Right Thing To Do | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 04.23.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.23.14 **
** Airborne 04.21.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.21.14 **
** Airborne 04.18.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.18.14 **

Mon, May 02, 2005

STS-114 Crew: Delaying Discovery Was The Right Thing To Do

Collins: "I Truly Believe We've Made The Right Decision"

Earthbound for at least two more months, you'd think STS-114 Commander Eileen Collins would be disappointed. Nope.

"I truly believe we've made the right decision in going to July," Collins told Florida Today. "It's going to give the teams more time to prepare. And like anything in life, the longer you prepare for something, the better it's going to be. We want this mission to be very, very successful."

As ANN reported late last week, the launch of Discovery -- NASA's first shuttle mission since Columbia disintegrated during re-entry two years ago -- was delayed from the May-June window until at least July. Engineers are dealing with redesign and safety issues that remain after the shuttle's external fuel tank was redesigned to prevent debris falling from the tank and impacting the orbiter itself. It was just such a scenario that investigators say caused the destruction of Columbia.

Discovery now won't launch until at least July 13th. The shuttle will now be trucked back to the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center. There's no date set for rolling the shuttle back to Launch Pad 39B.

FMI: www.nasa.gov

Advertisement

More News

Luftwaffe Ju 52 Discovered On The Bottom Of The Black Sea

Plane Disappeared 67 Years Ago On Transport Mission To The Eastern Front A plane missing since 1942 has been discovered in about 75 feet of water in the Black Sea has been identifi>[...]

AD: British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-07-09 PRODUCT: British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Jetstream Series 3101 and Jetstream Model 3201 airplanes.>[...]

AD: Airbus Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-08-04 PRODUCT: Certain Airbus Model A310 series airplanes.>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.24.14)

South Bay Soaring Society The South Bay Soaring Society (SBSS) is a non-profit radio controlled glider club based in San Jose, CA. They have flying sites in San Jose, Santa Clara, >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.24.14): Dew Point (Abbrev. DWPT)

A measure of atmospheric moisture. It is the temperature to which air must be cooled in order to reach saturation (assuming air pressure and moisture content are constant).>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC