Monday, April 19, 2010

Low Clouds Delay Discovery's Landing to Tuesday

The space shuttle Discovery will not land today here at the Kennedy Space Center due to low clouds above the shuttle's runway.

Discovery will now aim for a new landing attempt into to Kennedy at 7:33 am EDT on Tuesday.

Astronaut Chris Furgeson flying in a Gulfstream II jet over the tunway, stated minutes before the landing scrub, "We never saw the runway" of Runway 15. "It's unpredictable."

Discovery's crew had suited up into their orange pressure suits and were ready to land following fourteen days in space.

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