Sunday, July 02, 2006

Stormy Weather...

When she went away, the blues walked in and they met me
If she stays away, that old rockin' chair's gonna get me
All I do is pray the Lord above will let me
Walk in the sun once more


Can't go on, everything I had is gone
Stormy weather
Since my gal and I ain't together
Keeps rainin' all the time, the time
Keeps rainin' all the time


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Stormy weather prevented NASA from launching Discovery for the second day in a row Sunday, extending a yearlong grounding of the space shuttle prompted by persistent trouble with fuel-tank foam.

"The back-to-back delays cost NASA an estimated $2 million in overtime pay and fuel costs."

Ouch.

Expected Launch Time: 2:38 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, July 4. If the weather cooperates this will be the first space shuttle to launch on Independence Day.
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Photo Credit: NASA/ For the second time in two days, the STS-121 crew heads for the Astrovan to take them to Launch Pad 39B and launch of Space Shuttle Discovery. On the left side, from left, are Mission Specialists Stephanie Wilson and Lisa Nowak, and Pilot Mark Kelly. On the right side, left to right, are Mission Specialists Thomas Reiter, Piers Sellers and Michael Fossum, and Commander Steven Lindsey.