[amsat-bb] Re: Shuttle landing
David - KG4ZLB
kg4zlb at googlemail.com
Thu Sep 10 17:19:59 PDT 2009
*The landing of the shuttle Discovery at the Kennedy Space Center has
been delayed for at least a day due to bad weather in Florida.*
Thunderstorms and strong winds meant that the US space agency NASA
skipped both Thursday landing possibilities.
The shuttle, which is returning from a mission to the International
Space Station (ISS), will have to orbit the earth for a 14th day.
The new landing slot is at 1754 (2154 GMT) on Friday.
However the weather forecast for Friday is worse, and Saturday is only a
NASA says if necessary it will consider the possibility of using a
runway at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
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