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Endeavour Launch Scrubbed Once Again

By: AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist John Dlugoenski
By: AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist John Dlugoenski

The launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavor has once again been scrubbed due to bad weather. A slow moving line of thunderstorms just to the west of the launch pad has been the main cause for the delay. Similar to the past few days where lightning strikes have been just too close to the launch pad for a safe launch.

The next scheduled launch for the fifth try will be on Monday at 6:51 p.m. EDT. The possibility for thunderstorms at the time of launch will exist again Monday evening. However, the odds for a thunderstorm at the new scheduled launch time will only be about 30 percent within the area of the shuttle launch facility, located at Cape Canaveral on Florida's east coast.

Once in space, the crew of Endeavour will spend 16 days completing the construction of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory. The mission will involve five spacewalks.


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