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Shuttle launch May 16?

May 11, 2011

On Monday, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced a May 16 launch of space shuttle Endeavour. On board will be Lake Orion High School graduate, Drew Feustel. It will be the last flight for Endeavour, which replaced the ill-fated Challenger in 1992.

The April 29 launch was delayed because of electrical problems, particularly a short in the heater circuit linked with the orbiter's hydraulic system.

Technicians repaired and tested the shuttle's electrical system over the weekend. The crew heads back to Kennedy Space Center, Thursday.

Launch attempt will be at 8:56 a.m. EDT on Monday, May 16.