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NASA: Shuttle Launch One Week Away


The U.S. space agency says it will not try again to launch the shuttle Discovery until late next week, as engineers struggle to fix an equipment malfunction.

A NASA spokesman says officials are due to meet Friday to discuss their plans and ongoing repair work.

Engineers say they have yet to solve the problem behind a faulty fuel sensor that forced a delay in Wednesday's planned launch.

NASA hopes to launch the Discovery before the end of July, otherwise the flight will be pushed back until September.

The seven-member crew of the Discovery will conduct the first shuttle launch since the Columbia disaster in 2003.

Some information for this report provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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