Bad Fla. Weather Keeps Discovery in Orbit

Today's attempts scrubbed; NASA aims for tomorrow afternoon, which looks little better
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 10, 2009 6:56 PM CDT
Bad Fla. Weather Keeps Discovery in Orbit
An NOAA satellite image of the US.   (AP Photo)

Bad weather has delayed space shuttle Discovery's homecoming for at least a day. NASA decided conditions were too poor to bring Discovery back to Florida tonight, skipping both landing windows and ordered the seven astronauts to keep circling the world for a 14th day. Their next chance at returning will be 5:54pm EDT tomorrow.

The forecast for Florida then is worse, and gets only a little better Saturday. NASA says if necessary, it will consider the backup landing site in California tomorrow. (More Discovery stories.)

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