Endeavour Friday Launch Scrapped, Next Shot Not Until Sunday

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Bummer, it looks like the space shuttle Endeavour’s Friday afternoon launch has been called off, last minute, due to technical issues.

According to NASA:

Shuttle Launch Director Mike Leinbach has scrubbed today’s STS-134 launch attempt because of an issue associated with Auxiliary Power Unit 1 heaters. There will be at least a 48-hour scrub turnaround while engineers assess the issue. NASA Television will air a news conference later this afternoon.

That’s all we know for now, but we’ll update as soon as NASA airs the news conference and gives us the lowdown.

I know, “boo-hiss.” Except for the part where “hooray, saving lives!”

[Update: For drill-down on the delay, see Newsfeed's Why NASA Scrapped Today's Endeavour Launch]

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