Bad weather delays Shuttle Atlantis' final launch

Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 2:35pm

NATIONAL (FOX44) - The weather might interfere with the planned launch of the last space shuttle.
NASA says,
"Right now we are going with a 60% chance of weather prohibiting launch due to the potential for showers and isolated thunderstorms in the area."
Due to that forecast, Atlantis may not blast off into space Friday July, 8th.

Throwing of the official countdown clocks that started ticking at one eastern July 5th.

Forecasters say the weekend weather looks much more favorable.

Which means as many as a million spectators need to plan accordingly.
As for the four man crew that'll guide Atlantis to the International Space Station, they're ready to go.
This will be the 33rd flight for Atlantis, the last shuttle to be retired.


 

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