NASA delays space shuttle launch a fourth time

Feb 21, 2009 By MARCIA DUNN , AP Aerospace Writer

(AP) -- NASA delayed the launch of space shuttle Discovery for a fourth time on Friday amid valve concerns, and managers are uncertain when the flight will take place.



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