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NASA postpones Discovery launch again due to weather
Latest Updated by 2006-07-03 09:16:16
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The crew of the space shuttle Discovery walk out to the bus that will take them to launch pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida July 1. (Xinhua Photo)

The crew of the space shuttle Discovery walk out to the bus that will take them to launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida July 2. (Xinhua Photo) 

 

Inclement weather forced NASA to delay the launch of Discovery for another 48 hours, and the next launch attempt is planned for 2:38 p.m. on July 4.

 

NASA's launch officials said they would try again Tuesday. "Our next attempt will take place on Tuesday, with liftoff scheduled to occur at 2:38 p.m., EDT," they said.

 

The weather was expected to improve by Tuesday, although rain was still in the forecast. "We've concluded that we're not going to have a chance to launch today," launch director Mike Leinbach announced to his team.

 

The afternoon sky was considerably darker than on Saturday and left NASA with little choice but to call off the launch. Thunderstorms were moving in quickly from the west, and lightning was detected within a few miles of the launch pad.

 

Discovery tanking begins for second launch attempt  

 

The loading of Discovery's orange external tank with 500,000 gallons of liquid oxygen and hydrogen began at 5:28 a.m. EDT (0928 GMT) Sunday, with Florida's weather remaining a problem for the second launch attempt.

 

The weather conditions, which hindered the space shuttle's launch on Saturday, continued to be a problem today, with a 70-percent chance that Sunday's launch attempt could be foiled, according to NASA.

 

The preferred time for the launch from Kennedy Space Center is 3:26 p.m.(1926 GMT). Apart from weather concerns, officials saw "no constraints" to launch, said NASA spokesman George Diller.

 

NASA said the "topping off" of propellants into the tank will continue until Discovery's launch. All systems on board the space shuttle are functioning normally and are ready for launch, it added. E

 

The space shuttle Discovery sits on launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida June 30. (Xinhua Photo)

The space shuttle Discovery sits on launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida June 30. (Xinhua Photo)

 

The space shuttle Discovery sits on launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida June 30. (Xinhua Photo)

The space shuttle Discovery sits on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, July 1, 2006. (Xinhua Photo)

The space shuttle Discovery sits on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, July 1, 2006. (Xinhua Photo)

The space shuttle Discovery sits on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, July 1, 2006. (Xinhua Photo)

 

Editor: Yan

By: Source: China View website
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