Weather Still Sketchy For Saturday Shuttle Launch

Friday, July 10th 2009, 6:03 am
By: News On 6

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The countdown is under way, but the weather is not cooperating with Saturday's scheduled launch of space shuttle Endeavour.

Air Force meteorologists say the forecast is still 60% "no go" for Saturday evening. That's because of a risk of rain and thunderstorms. The weather improves to 60% positive for Sunday.

Endeavour's launch was put off twice last month by a hydrogen gas leak that has since been fixed.

Seven astronauts are set to do five spacewalks to install the final piece of a Japanese lab on the international space station.

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