CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The space shuttle launch crew won't
have to sweat the weather today after another disappointment
NASA is waiting an extra day before making a sixth attempt to
launch Space Shuttle Endeavour.
Launch managers halted yesterday's countdown just minutes before
Endeavour and its seven-member crew were supposed to blast off.
Lightning and storms had popped up on both sides of the launch
site, violating safety rules.
Endeavour's international space station mission has now been
grounded for an entire month.
If the mission doesn't get off the ground soon, it may have to
wait until July 26, so Russia can send up supplies to the space
station. Endeavour would need to be out of the way before Russia's
unmanned cargo ship can dock.
The shuttle is carrying the final segment of Japan's $1 billion
space lab. Endeavour is also carrying hundreds of pounds of food
for the space station crew.