Shuttle Launch Postponed

By: AP
By: AP

NASA likely to move the space shuttle indoors, further delaying the launch of the Shuttle Atlantis.
Space scientists say it's not looking good for a shuttle launch this week.
NASA blames the prospect of tropical storm force winds near the Kennedy Space Center for scrubbing Tuesday's planned liftoff and the shuttle launch director says "unless something really extraordinary happens," engineers will start moving Atlantis back into its assembly building tomorrow morning.
With Ernesto whirling about on a potential course that spans much of Florida, the weather officer says they're "even more concerned" about the storm's track now.
Without a rollback, NASA could try for a lift-off over the weekend. But if the shuttle crawls back inside, it will take at least eight days to get ready for another launch try.


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