More Storms Threaten Monday Shuttle Launch Attempt


Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 6:39 am
By: News On 6


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - It's fueled up and ready to go, and the seven astronauts assigned to shuttle Endeavor have arrived at the launch pad.

Now the question is, will there be a launch, or another delay because of bad weather?

Forecasters say there's a 60% chance of more stormy weather that could push things back until at least tomorrow. Yesterday's launch was postponed by thunderstorms nine minutes before blast off. Earlier launch attempts were either put off by bad weather or a leaky valve.

This latest mission will deliver the last piece of Japan's lab to the international space station. NASA has until tomorrow or possibly Wednesday to launch Endeavor. After that, it will be pushed back until the end of the month because of a Russian supply ship waiting to lift off.

Today's launch is schedule to occur at 6:51 P.M. Eastern time.

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