Sensors scuttle Thursday shuttle plans

Space shuttle launch is delayed due to a fuel gauge problem.

Space shuttle Atlantis was scheduled to make a run to the international space station today, to carry Europe's lab "Columbus" to its new home. But of the four gauges for the ship's liquid hydrogen fuel tanks, two were malfunctioning, indicating a dry tank when it was full. Atlantis and its crew of seven astronauts will stay Earthside until the problem is fixed.

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