Saturday, March 28, 2009


Waveoff!: "

Mission managers have waved off the space shuttle Discovery from its first landing opportunity at Kennedy Space Center, deciding to wait another orbit to give iffy weather at the Florida landing site time to get better.

A cloud deck and head- and crosswinds gusting out of limits at the KSC shuttle landing strip forced the waveoff.

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Clouds from 2,700 to 4,000 feet were moving into the area, and crosswinds were gusting too high for a safe landing. Mission Control Center-Houston said meteorologists considered chances better for an attempt later.


(Via On Space.)

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