16 May '11, 1pm

And they're off - a look behind the successful #endeavor launch

And they're off - a look behind the successful #endeavor launch

That earlier launch try was called off when a heater used to protect a critical power unit on the shuttle failed just hours before liftoff. Engineers traced the problem back to a switchbox feeding power to the heater. They replaced the box and about 20 feet of wiring connected to it, and conducted thorough tests to make sure the problem was resolved. There were no issues with the system during today's launch countdown.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/stories/nasa-launc...

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