Nasa postpones Discovery launch

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Nasa postpones Discovery launch

The US space agency has called off the launch of space shuttle Discovery, because of a faulty fuel-tank sensor. The orbiter was set to make the first flight since the loss of Columbia and its crew of seven in February 2003.

Discovery’s astronauts had all been strapped into the shuttle and were preparing for blast-off when the order came through to stand down.

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