Shuttle postponed until January 2

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Dec 9, 2007

The launch of Atlantis for mission STS 122 has been postponed until January 2 due to a fuel sensor problem. This sort of thing has happened before, so I'm curious why it will take so long to resolve. The NASA site doesn't say why that I could see.

Anyway, in the meantime, Damaris has a great set of pictures of her next to the Shuttle doing the debris walkdown around the pad before launch. She's crouching over in the flame trench! Yikes. There is no way you could get me there unless there were no Shuttle within a mile or two. I saw the movie Space Camp, and NASA might have to launch at a moment's notice if a friendly robot decides to shoot some kids into space.

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