News In Brief

Space shuttle launch postponed for repairs

The scheduled launch of the space shuttle Discovery was postponed Monday when a backup computer aboard the craft failed to agree with four other computers that control its flight.

''The data told us we had a serious hardware problem,'' Thomas Utsman, director of shuttle management and operations, told reporters after Discovery was ordered grounded for at least 24 hours.

The shuttle's six crew members were strapped in their seats when the postponement order was issued nine minutes before the scheduled blastoff.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK