Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

June 17, 2009 04:12 ET

Media Advisory: Mission STS-127 Launch Delayed Again

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 17, 2009) - The launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour with Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Julie Payette aboard, originally expected to take place this morning at 5:40 a.m. EDT, has been scrubbed due to a similar gaseous hydrogen leak detected near the Ground Umbilical Carrier Plate (GUCP), that caused the delay of Saturday's launch.

NASA officials will meet today to review and discuss a new plan for launching the Shuttle. The next launch attempt is now expected on July 11, 2009 at 7:39 p.m. EDT.

The Canadian Space Agency will issue additional information as it becomes available.

For details on the mission, visit the Canadian Space Agency's website at http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/missions/sts-127/default.asp.

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