Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Forecast For Last Shuttle Launch Worsens

The weather forecast for the planned launch Friday of NASA's 135th and final shuttle mission worsened today -- meteorologists now say there is a 70 percent chance rain showers or isolated thunderstorms will keep Atlantis and its four astronauts grounded.

Liftoff remains set for 11:26 a.m., the middle of a 10-minute opportunity to put the shuttle and its crew on course for a rendezvous and docking at the International Space Station.

An initial forecast issued Tuesday called for a 60 percent chance weather would prohibit launch. The forecast issued today worsened to 70 percent.

The outlook for the weekend worsened also. There is a 60 percent chance weather would prohibit launch on Saturday and a 40 percent chance conditions would not be acceptable on Sunday.

Check out the details in this Official Forecast from the Air Force 45th Space Wing Weather Squadron.

1 comment:

Dennis said...

delay! delay! one million people in Brevard? Ohh the money to be made! Yeah,... it's going off Sunday, stick around. OK it's Tuesday, now it's Thursday for sure,....