[sarex] Engineers Work to Resolve Endeavour Leak
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Wed Aug 1 17:00:05 PDT 2007
SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
*08.01.07 - 5:43 p.m. EDT*
At Launch Pad 39A, preparations continue for the launch of Endeavour on
STS-118, currently targeted for launch at 7:02 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 7.
Engineers are working to resolve an abnormal leak rate in Endeavour's
crew cabin. The problem has been traced to one of two positive
pressure-relief valves which ensure that the crew cabin does not become
over-pressurized. Workers plan to remove and replace the suspect valve
using a valve from Atlantis. This work will begin tonight and be
completed on Thursday.
The 22nd flight to the International Space Station, STS-118 will be the
first flight for Endeavour since 2002, and the first mission for Mission
Specialist Barbara Morgan, the teacher-turned-astronaut whose
association with NASA began more than 20 years ago.
+ STS-118 Mission Overview
+ STS-118 Fact Sheet (900 Kb PDF)
+ STS-118 Briefing Animations
+ STS-117 Mission Archive
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