Forget about Y2K–the space shuttles just have a Y problem!

The space agency likely will not attempt to launch past December 17 since flight controllers want Discovery on the ground before the new year.

Shuttle computers are not designed to make the change from the 365th day of the old year to the first day of the new year while in flight. A potential solution to the problem has not been thoroughly tested.


We’re hoping tomorrow’s scheduled shuttle launch gets delayed at least a few days, because then we may be able to watch it!