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Fraser
2008-Mar-22, 12:00 AM
With the current shuttle mission going so well, this news is a little depressing. Future space shuttle missions may be delayed because a backlog of work on is developing on external fuel tanks for the shuttles. The tank used by Endeavour for the current mission was the last in the inventory of ET's [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/2008/03/21/delays-for-shuttle-program/)

KaiYeves
2008-Mar-22, 12:46 AM
But aren't we going to do ten missions this year?

Noclevername
2008-Mar-22, 05:23 AM
Hmph. this just serves as a little reminder that, while the Shuttle itself gets the photo ops and glamor, the launch system is what gets it to where it can be useful.