Running a month behind scheduled because of hydrogen leaks, launch pad lightning strikes and stormy weather, the shuttle Endeavour was refueled for a fifth launch try Monday to kick off a 16-day space station construction mission. Forecasters predicted a 60 percent chance of another delay due to expected afternoon storms.
Hoping for the best, engineers began pumping liquid oxygen and hydrogen rocket fuel to the shuttle's external tank at 9:33 a.m. EDT. The fueling procedure was completed at 12:37 p.m. EDT when engineers transitioned to "stable replenish" mode. The hydrogen vent line that … Read more