Opportunity Launch Delayed NASA

Opportunity Launch Delayed 07.01.03 Launch of the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity aboard a Boeing Delta II heavy launch vehicle has been rescheduled for no earlier than Saturday, July 5 — with two launch opportunities available at 10:59 p.m. and 11:42 p.m. EDT. The delay is due to problems with the cork insulation on the Delta II launch vehicle’s first stage.