Spacewalk Mission Delayed
The attachment of a European science laboratory will be delayed by one day due to the health of one astronaut, reported the New York Times.
NASA officials did not give details on the medical issue. It is a non-life-threatening problem, reported KTVZ news.
According to the Oregon news station, German astronaut Hans Schlegel will be replaced by his shuttle crewmate, American Stanley Love, although it is unknown whether Schlegel is involved with the medical issue.
The installation of the $2 billion Columbus module, Europe’s major contribution to the space station, is part of the space shuttle Atlantis’ 11-day mission, according to the New York Times.
The shuttle took off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday.