Shuttle landing delayed until at least Sunday

Shuttle landing delayed until at least Sunday

Shuttle landing delayed until at least Sunday

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May 23 2009 10:14 AM

Shuttle landing delayed until at least Sunday

[UPDATE (12:30 MT Sunday): The Shuttle landed safely at 08:39 Pacific time today at Edwards Air Force Base in California, after bad weather in Florida delayed landing for two days. Glad to she her home, and again, my thanks again to the crew of STS-125!]

Bad weather in Florida has delayed the Atlantis from landing once again, so NASA will try again on Sunday. There are four opportunities to bring the Shuttle home (all times are Eastern; add 4 hours to get GMT):

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1) 10:11 a.m., Orbit 196, landing at Kennedy (deorbit burn at 8:58 a.m.)

2) 11:40 a.m., Orbit 197, landing at Edwards (deorbit burn at 10:25 a.m.)

3) 11:49 a.m., Orbit 197, landing at Kennedy (deorbit burn at 10:31 a.m.)

4) 1:19 p.m., Orbit 198, landing at Edwards (deorbit burn at 12:08 p.m.)

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