- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- Cape man accused of secretly recording women, posting to porn site (11/22/17)
- Thankful People: Kirsten Strebe recovers from traumatic car accident, brain injury (11/23/17)
- Cape attorney Brandon Cooper to run for judge (11/20/17)2
- Thankful People: Moore family counts its blessing after harrowing accident (11/23/17)
- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- Deal Finder brings 'unique' shopping to Cape Girardeau (11/24/17)
- The Tungsten Groove to release first album featuring original songs (11/17/17)
- 1 dead, 3 hurt in accident on Highway 72 (11/19/17)
Shuttle launch delayed until late next week
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA on Friday delayed the launch of space shuttle Endeavour until late next week, giving engineers more time to evaluate a pair of potential problems.
Space agency officials said Endeavour will lift off no earlier than Nov. 22.
Endeavour should have blasted off on its overdue mission to the international space station this past Monday, but the countdown was halted with just two hours remaining because of a leak in the astronauts' oxygen supply.
While finding and replacing the leaky hose in Endeavour's cargo bay, workers accidentally knocked a platform into the shuttle robot arm. The arm was scraped, and ultrasonic tests were ordered to determine whether the damage was more than skin deep. Testing was expected to go into the weekend.