Discovery Launch Delayed, Again

12.21.10 Bucky Turco

The space shuttle Discovery was supposed to blast off on November 1st. It’s now December 21st and according to the latest press release, isn’t going anywhere till February. The soon-to-be phased out orbiter is being removed from the launch pad today and rolled back to the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center so workers can reinspect the foam insulation on the shuttle’s external tank.