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Flight of Discovery to the ISS is postponed for a month.. / November 8, 2010 /

The launch of Discovery spaceshuttle to the ISS is postponed until Nov. 30, 2010, reported on Friday at NASA.

Decision about the next move was taken after the start of how during refueling specialists discovered the leakage of hydrogen.

To address the problems will take time, in addition, during November docked to the ISS the shuttle could overheat because of the position of the Sun. Engineers also will test how dangerous cracks in the insulation of the external fuel tank, which appeared due to temperature changes.

Start the Discovery, which was scheduled for 1 November, is postponed for the fourth time, like Agence France-Presse. Three times this happened because of technical problems, and once turned out to be unsuitable weather conditions. The upcoming flight of space shuttle should be his last.

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