Leaks Force A Delay Of Space Shuttle Launch

10.29.10 | FL News Team

(Cape Canaveral, FL) -- NASA is postponing Monday's scheduled launch of Space Shuttle Discovery by at least a day after two leaks were found overnight. The leaks of helium and nitrogen are in the plumbing of Discovery's orbital maneuvering rocket pod.

The nitrogen leak was found in one of the fittings while leaking helium was detected in the pressurization system that pushes fuel to the shuttle's maneuvering thrusters. NASA has until November 7th to launch Discovery and its six-member crew on a resupply mission to the International Space Station.