Space Shuttle Discovery

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The head of NASA seems pretty certain of a shuttle landing tomorrow.

Administrator Michael Griffin says, "We're going to land one way or another, one place or another, and all we're talking about is where." Griffin spoke after NASA waved off two pre-dawn landing attempts because of low clouds at the Kennedy Space Center landing site.

Griffin says "there's no agony" about today's postponement. He says the decision to put off Discovery's return until tomorrow came from chief astronaut Kent Rominger, who was flying the shuttle training aircraft through the cloudy sky over Kennedy.

The first of several landing opportunities is scheduled for just after five a-m Eastern time tomorrow in Florida. Two alternate landing sites also have been activated -- Edwards Air Force Base in California and White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.


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