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Sensors Smensors

Today was supposed to be the launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis, but thanks to some bad readings from sensors in the shuttle's liquid oxygen tank, the launch was scrubbed. C.N.N. reported that N.A.S.A. has scrubbed the launch today, officials say they will attempt a launch tomorrow.

On board the shuttle Atlantis is the European Space Agencies contribution to the International Space Station, the Columbus lab. The lab ensures Europe's bid for low orbit research. The E.S.A. has been waiting for this for a long time. Their module has been in the U.S. waiting for its scheduled flight to add it to the station for far too long. The delay in the scheduled launch turned out to be a good thing for the E.S.A. as they were able to upgrade some of the on-board electronics before launch.

Hopefully the members of the E.S.A. that flew into watch their project finally begin the trip to the station won't leave the launch pad disappointed. N.A.S.A. has said that these sensors have given them troubles in the past. Lets all hope the shuttle manages to leave the launch pad on Friday in all its usually glory, with out incident!

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