Space shuttle to stay in space another day

  • Cape Canaveral (FL)- Bad weather convinced NASA to delay the landing of the space shuttle for one day.

    The shuttle is now planned to return to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9:16 am on Saturday. The crew has a second opportunity top land at 10:54 am. Alternatives are 10:46 am and 12:24 pm at Edwards Air Force Base in California, which NASA usually tries to avoid as the cost of transporting the shuttle back to Florida can approach $2 million.

    If Saturday does not work out, NASA is already thinking about additional landing schedules at Kennedy, Edwards, or White Sands Space Harbor in New Mexico on Sunday.

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