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“Nuisance Weather” Could Delay Shuttle Launch

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A weather expert for the U.S. space agency says there is a 70 percent chance that the final U.S. space shuttle launch will be delayed Friday. NASA Weather Officer Kathy Winters said in a news conference Wednesday that “nuisance weather” — clouds and thundershowers rather than a major weather event — could result in a […]

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Countdown Begins for Final Shuttle Mission

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The countdown has begun for Friday’s launch of the space shuttle Atlantis — the final shuttle flight in the 30-year U.S. shuttle program. Hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected to gather for the launch Friday at Kennedy Space Center in the southeastern U.S. state of Florida. Four astronauts will be on the 12-day shuttle […]

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