Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Final shuttle launch delayed by weather ?


Posted on Friday, 8 July, 2011 | Comment icon 5 comments


Image credit: NASA

 
The last ever space shuttle launch is likely to be delayed due to rain and thunderstorms in Florida.

The launch will mark the end of an era for NASA's space shuttle program, Atlantis will be the last shuttle flight. The launch may go ahead over the weekend if the weather permits however July 16th is looking like a stronger possibility.

"The shuttle is due to blast off from the Kennedy Space Centre at around 16."

  View: Full article |  Source: Sky News

  Discuss: View comments (5)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by thewild on 8 July, 2011, 13:44
yea, today is supposed to be extremely stormy. Yesterday was pretty bad.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Robbie333 on 8 July, 2011, 14:36
The weather at the launch site is only part of the problem. NASA has to make sure of the weather in many other places in case of an emergency Here...
Comment icon #3 Posted by thewild on 8 July, 2011, 15:19
well, nevermind, looks like a go! 11:26 am EST they will be launching!
Comment icon #4 Posted by xXHellkittiesXx on 8 July, 2011, 15:56
Weather? Or aliens!!!
Comment icon #5 Posted by riquardo2 on 11 July, 2011, 19:51
Weather... or Weddar?


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Kids in China climb 2,500ft cliff to school
5-30-2016
A school in southwest China is so inaccessible that pupils have to scale a huge cliff just to get there.
Should robots be taught how to feel pain ?
5-30-2016
Researchers from Germany are building an artificial nervous system that will enable robots to feel pain.
Russian family dines with a 7ft brown bear
5-30-2016
The Panteleenkos adopted their bear Stepan when he was just a cub and now they do everything together.
Building blocks of life found on comet 67P
5-29-2016
ESA's Rosetta spacecraft has made a significant new discovery within the atmosphere of its new home.
Other news in this category
Building blocks of life found on comet 67P
Posted 5-29-2016 | 6 comments
ESA's Rosetta spacecraft has made a significant new discovery within the atmosphere of its new home....
 
NASA reveals new close-up images of Pluto
Posted 5-28-2016 | 14 comments
The fascinating pictures are the most detailed views of Pluto we are going to get for a very long time....
 
Scientists find evidence of tsunamis on Mars
Posted 5-20-2016 | 7 comments
New evidence has suggested that Mars may have once experienced frequent and destructive tidal waves....
 
Mars methane spike 'not a seasonal event'
Posted 5-18-2016 | 7 comments
A mysterious spike of methane picked up by the Curiosity rover two years ago has yet to reoccur....
 
NASA invests in eight new sci-fi technologies
Posted 5-16-2016 | 10 comments
The US space agency will be attempting to turn several more futuristic technology concepts into reality....
 
Dwarf planet is third largest in solar system
Posted 5-12-2016 | 14 comments
Despite being comparable in size to Pluto and Eris, this enigmatic world has yet to even be given a name....
 
NASA announces discovery of 1,284 exoplanets
Posted 5-10-2016 | 13 comments
The incredible new haul has more than doubled the total number of known extrasolar worlds to over 3,200....
 
NASA to make Kepler announcement tomorrow
Posted 5-9-2016 | 32 comments
The space agency will be revealing the latest findings of its Kepler Space Telescope tomorrow afternoon....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ