It looks like the problems with Space Shuttle Discovery’s external tank have been understood and are well underway to being fixed. Discovery is scheduled to roll out to the pad on February 1 and launch on February 24. I changed my flight (for the third time — I love Southwest’s easy change policy. I never had to change a flight until I got mixed up in this NASA Tweetup business.

However, one of the space walkers had an apparently bad bicycle accident this weekend and rumors are that he has a broken hip. It’ll be interesting to see if they slip the schedule some more or retrain another Mission Specialist. Link.

In any case, I hope Tim Kopra is OK.