NASA has scrubbed Friday's launch of the space shuttle Discovery after reporting a gaseous leak.
"Shuttle managers are evaluating a gaseous hydrogen leak at the Ground Umbilical Carrier Plate that attaches to the external (fuel) tank," the agency said.
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Yea, I understand what your saying but there is a lot of things going on at one time with that machine. The likelihood of a perfectly scheduled launch is mechanically and historically not very good. But all the same I'm just as disappointed, I too was really looking forward to todays launch.
Its the democrats fault , imo
It's just an indication that this vehicle is getting more and more difficult to maintain and fly. She has served well. The two major disasters were the result of NASA not doing its job correctly. It was right to scrub the mission. Hopefully she'll fly again soon and finish out her remaining missions safely and proudly.
-White orbs appeared around Discovery STS 133 09:00 EST November 5,2010 Mission was scrubbed minutes later. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NY7mwpoGYvA
Hydrogen is the smallest atom in nature, and therefore it's very easy for it to find a leak and get through it. This has been a recurring trouble spot throughout the shuttle program.