NASA Delays Next Space Shuttle Launch

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

NASA is delaying its next space shuttle flight because of a Russian launch conflict.

Shuttle Endeavour was supposed to blast off April 19 with the husband of wounded congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly, at the helm.

The launch is now scheduled for April 29.

NASA announced the postponement Monday, after conferring over
the weekend with the Russian Space Agency and other space station

It will be Endeavour's final flight and the next-to-last shuttle mission.

An unmanned Russian cargo ship is set to blast off at the end of

NASA did not want the craft docking at the International Space Station while Endeavour was still there.

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