Gas leak forces Discovery launch delay
Cape Canaveral - A gas leak has delayed next week's launch of space shuttle Discovery.
Nasa on Friday ordered a one-day postponement after failing to plug a small helium gas leak aboard Discovery. It's unrelated to a shuttle fuel leak that cropped up a few weeks ago.
Discovery's launch is now scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.
Nasa test director Jeff Spaulding says if the latest repairs go well, the agency will press ahead with a Tuesday launch, despite heavy election-related traffic.
Many more launch spectators than usual also are anticipated, since this will be Discovery's 39th and final lift-off.