April 4, 2011 / 3:09 PM / 6 years ago

NASA delays launch date for space shuttle Endeavour

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<p>Space shuttle Endeavour is prepared to be moved from the Vehicle Assembly Building to launch pad 39A to prepare for Mission STS-134 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Florida March 10, 2011.Joe Skipper</p>

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA said on Monday it is delaying the launch of space shuttle Endeavour to April 29 from April 19 because of a scheduling conflict at the International Space Station.

The shuttle will be delivering a $2 billion particle detector called the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer to be mounted outside the space station in the second-to-last mission for NASA's shuttle program.

NASA pushed back the launch date to avoid having the mission overlap with the arrival of a Russian cargo ship to the station.

Reporting by Irene Klotz; Editing by Kevin Gray and Sandra Maler

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