Storms Delay Shuttle for Another Day

Astronauts circling the world while controllers seek landing opportunities
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2009 8:08 AM CDT
Storms Delay Shuttle for Another Day
Astronaut Mike Massimino is photographed through a window of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. The shuttle's seven crew have enough supplies to stay in space until Monday.   ((AP Photo/NASA))

Thunderstorms in Florida will keep space shuttle Atlantis in space for yet another day, the AP reports. Mission Control canceled all landing attempts for the second straight day at the Kennedy Space Center. The forecast looks clear for tomorrow, so the seven astronauts will try again then rather than heading to California. They're wrapping up a successful mission to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope.


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