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The shuttle Atlantis launching has been put off. / October 20, 2009 /

National Aerospace Agency of the USA (NASA) has chenged the preliminary launch date for space shuttle Atlantis.

«Atlantis» shold start to the International Space Station on Nov. 12, but now space shuttle launch from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral moved to November 16.

Changing the date of launching the shuttle, explained representatives of NASA, agreed because tests of the launch vehicle Ares »(Ares IX), scheduled for October 27. Transfer to four days of the date of launch the shuttle frees test launcher «window» 28 and 29 October, explained at NASA.

Ares IX »scheduled to launch from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral. During testing the new missile will have to make short suborbital flight. Oct. 20 rocket planned for the launch pad.

Previous mission of space shuttle Atlantis, during which were repaired "Hubble ", was held in May 2009

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