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STS-113 LAUNCH DELAYED UNTIL NOV. 22ND,2002



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

Space Shuttle Endeavour to Launch No Earlier Than Nov. 22 
The 16th shuttle flight to the International Space Station, STS-113, is
now slated to launch no earlier than Nov. 22 between 6 and 10 p.m. CST
(0000 and 0400 GMT Nov. 23). Friday's decision was made due to launch
conflicts in the Eastern Range. 

The new launch date will give engineers more time to understand the cause
of a leak in a faulty flex hose assembly in Space Shuttle Endeavour that
forced managers to postpone the launch on Nov. 10. The flex hose assembly
was successfully replaced. Also, engineers have more time to evaluate
damage that the Endeavour's arm sustained during the repair work. The
robot arm will be used to lift the P1 (P-One) Truss out of the payload
bay and hand it to its station counterpart, Canadarm2. 

In addition to the P1, STS-113 will deliver the Expedition Six crew to
the station and return Expedition Five to Earth

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