POSTED: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 10:07am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:35pm
The scheduled launch of space shuttle Endeavour in February may have to be pushed back.
It's not a problem with the shuttle itself that could postpone the journey, but a problem with its cargo. Endeavour is supposed to carry a module to the International Space Station, which will provide additional living quarters. Recent tests showed an issue with the ammonia coolant lines for the module, as the metal braiding on some of the hoses began to separate. Two solutions are being worked on, and NASA officials hope the February 7th launch can still happen.