facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

NASA engineers work on Endeavour leak

Aug. 3, 2007 at 11:47 PM   |   Comments

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- NASA engineers are working to resolve a leak in the space shuttle Endeavour's crew cabin ahead of Tuesday's scheduled launch.

The problem was traced to one of two positive pressure-relief valves which ensure that the crew cabin does not become over-pressurized, NASA said in a release. Workers plan to remove and replace the suspect valve using a valve from Atlantis.

Endeavour's flight to the International Space Station, will be the first flight for the space shuttle since 2002.

NASA said it is the first mission for Barbara Morgan, a teacher-turned-astronaut whose association with NASA began more than 20 years ago.

© 2007 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
New dinosaur species with giant nose discovered in Utah New dinosaur species with giant nose discovered in Utah
2
Perth's first iPhone buyer immediately drops brand new phone on live TV Perth's first iPhone buyer immediately drops brand new phone on live TV
3
Android phones to join iPhone in saying no to the police Android phones to join iPhone in saying no to the police
4
Only 5 billion years until Andromeda Galaxy eats Milky Way Only 5 billion years until Andromeda Galaxy eats Milky Way
5
BYU electric car breaks another land speed record BYU electric car breaks another land speed record
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback