SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Sunspots, Zero-G Wedding, More

SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Sunspots, Zero-G Wedding, More
<< Previous   2 of 5   Next >>
June 17, 2009--A clock continues to count down even after the planned launch of the space shuttle Endeavour--seen in the background at Florida's Kennedy Space Center--was scrubbed due to a dangerous hydrogen leak.

Initially slated to launch on June 13, the shuttle has now seen its launch scuttled twice due to a faulty gas-vent valve. Mission managers will try again on July 11 to send the flight's seven astronauts on a delivery and construction run to the International Space Station.
—Photograph by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images
 
NEWS FEEDS    After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed. After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed.

Get our news delivered directly to your desktop—free.
How to Use XML or RSS




 

50 Drives of a Lifetime

Listen to your favorite National Geographic news daily, anytime, anywhere from your mobile phone. No wires or syncing. Download Stitcher free today.