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ABC News Report: Astronaut Kopra breaks hip

Monday, January 17, 2011

ABC News is reporting it has confirmation from at least two sources that Astronaut Tim Kopra has broken his hip and it's serious enough that he will likely not make this next space shuttle mission.

More details about his injury, which was caused in a bicycle accident, are expected to come on Tuesday.

Kopra, who was the first member of the International Space Station to Tweet in space, was scheduled as the lead spacewalker for next month's shuttle Discovery launch, but his injury could delay the final mission for Discovery. That was scheduled for February 24.

The latest news about his injury is the latest in a series of setbacks for the mission.

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