"We have scrubbed for the day." With that statement, launch
controllers on Kwajalein Atoll nixed any chance the Falcon 1
rocket would launch Monday, as crews work to get a handle on a
reported communications glitch.
Space Shuttle Atlantis, surrounded by service platforms in
highbay 1 inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, continues to
undergo inspection for hail damage. Special scaffolding and access
platforms have been erected to allow for the mapping and inspection
of the external fuel tank. Repair methods and criteria are also
A docked Progress 23 cargo craft fired its engines Thursday
night lifting the International Space Station to a higher orbit.
The 12 minute, 32 second burn readies the station for the upcoming
docking of Expedition 15 in April. The reboost also puts the
station in the correct trajectory for the landing of Expedition 14
several days after Expedition 15 arrives.