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NASA postpones Endeavour launch over hydrogen leak

RIA Novosti

14:1913/06/2009 WASHINGTON, June 13 (RIA Novosti) - NASA has postponed for at least a few days the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour to the International Space Station over a hydrogen leak.

NASA said the STS-127 mission "is on hold due to a leak associated with the gaseous hydrogen venting system outside the external fuel tank. The system is used to carry excess hydrogen safely away from the launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida."

"The earliest the shuttle could be ready for liftoff is June 17, however there is a range conflict on that date with the scheduled launch of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter/Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.," NASA said.

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