10 September 2009

weather could delays sts - 128 discovery touchdown

Second Landing Opportunity Waved Off
Thu, 10 Sep 2009 06:28:56 PM CDT

Flight Director Richard Jones has made his decision for today's second landing opportunity: no-go. The weather is too unstable and uncooperative to allow space shuttle Discovery to return to its home port of Kennedy Space Center today.

Discovery and its crew of seven astronauts will remain in orbit another day. Flight controllers will continue to study tomorrow's weather forecast.

Landing times at Kennedy tomorrow currently are listed as 4:48 p.m. and 6:23 p.m. CDT, although those times may be adjusted.

Stay tuned for further updates. ~ landing blog


UPDATE first landing opportunity waved off and the shuttle astronauts wish a colleague at mission control a happy 60th birthday.
Discovery Crew Sends Birthday Wishes to NASA TV Commentator
Thu, 10 Sep 2009 04:28:46 PM CDT

The astronauts aboard Discovery just passed birthday wishes along to veteran NASA TV Commentator Rob Navias, who is covering today's landing. Navias passed along his thanks to the crew for the "much-appreciated birthday greetings."
the second landing opportunity, if available, will be a night landing projected for 7:40 pm cdt.

Space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to land at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sept. 10. Landing opportunities are available at 6:05 p.m. and 7:40 p.m. CDT.
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