[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 
little better.

NASA says if necessary it will consider the possibility of using a 
runway at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

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