Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-127 Launch

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The weather may not cooperate though: 60 percent chance of weather prohibiting launch.
 
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Looks like it will be delayed by at least 24 hours due to lightning strikes.
 
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From www.nasa.gov

The new launch time is set for Sunday at 7:13 p.m. EDT. The weather forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of acceptable conditions.
 
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All tests went well overnight. Tanking is underway. No leaks detected this time.
 
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HDNet has resumed its launch coverage.
However, the weather doesn’t look too good. A no-go at the moment.
 
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Well, it has been officially scrubbed for today! :(
One more attempt tomorrow...
 
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Must be frustrating for the crew!
 
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Scrubbed again... :(

The next attempt will be on Wednesday at 6:03 pm EDT.
 
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It's amazing how much the Shuttle program depends on the weather!
I hope Constellation will be less weather-sensitive.
 
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Pacific Northwest, where it rains a lot...
These evening launch attempts are really rough because the weather conditions in the summer tend to pop up those thunderstorms with such regularity there... Maybe Wednesday...
 
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Well, it looks like it may be a "go" at last!
 
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All systems are "GO" and the weather is good!
The final countdown has resumed: 9 minutes to launch, and counting...
 
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