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Space Shuttle Leaking, NASA Working Up Repair Plan

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Cape Canaveral, FL (AP) - Space shuttle Discovery is leaking
on the launch pad.
If it isn't fixed soon, the small fuel leak could delay
Discovery's planned launch on Nov. 1. The flight to the
International Space Station will be Discovery's last.
Shuttle engineers met Monday afternoon to put together a repair
plan. Later this week, technicians will tighten the bolts on the
leaking fuel line. If that doesn't help, they may have to replace
four seals or even part of the line.
Last week, NASA replaced a cap in the system, but it did not
stop the leak.
The rocket fuel is used to maneuver the shuttle while it's in
orbit.
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Online:
NASA:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission(underscore)pages/shuttle/main/index.html

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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