22 May 2009

sts - 125 space shuttle atlantis landing postponed

UPDATE: 7:43 am cdt saturday 23 may 2009: cnn: space shuttle landing scrubbed for today.


STS-125 Entry Flight Director Norm Knight has waved off today's second landing attempt at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the final chance to land today. Weather conditions at Kennedy would not permit a safe landing. CAPCOM Greg Johnson explained to Commander Scott Altman that weather is real moist, unstable, and officially "no go" due to thunderstorms, low cloud ceilings and showers consistently popping up offshore and over land.

Tomorrow, the first landing opportunity at Kennedy Space Center is at 9:16 a.m. Edwards Air Force Base in California will be activated for consideration as well.