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SAFB & Discovery Pilot Grounded

A Sheppard Air Force Base graduate will have to wait a little longer to reach for the stars.

NASA reports a potentially dangerous gas leak has forced another delay in the final launch of Discovery.

Colonel Eric Boe is a pilot on the Space Shuttle Discovery.
He graduated from Sheppard's Euro-NATO joint jet pilot training program in 1988.

The hydrogen leak popped up as NASA fueled the space shuttle this morning for a planned afternoon lift-off.


And it means no further launch attempts until November 30th.


The shuttle launch director says even that may be too much to hope for.

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