Endeavour's return trip to Florida delayed

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - Space shuttle Endeavour's
cross-country return trip to Florida atop a modified jumbo jet has
been rescheduled for later this week.

The shuttle is poised to be bolted to the 747 on Monday night, but it isn't scheduled to begin its trip back from California until Wednesday at sunrise.

It could arrive at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida as early as Thursday, depending on weather along the route.

It takes about a week and costs $1.8 million to transport the
shuttle from California to Florida.

Endeavour returned from a nearly 16-day mission to repair and
upgrade the international space station.

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