Atlantis To Attempt Liftoff Again Today
Rain in Spain and wind in Morocco kept Atlantis grounded Saturday, delaying the shuttle’s flight to the Russian space station Mir by one day.
Only slightly better weather was expected at the overseas emergency landing strips for today’s launch attempt. What’s more, conditions were likely to worsen at the Kennedy Space Center.
NASA has just seven minutes on any given day to send Atlantis on the most fuel-efficient route to Mir. Today’s liftoff time is 7:30 a.m. (4:30 PST).
The weather at Kennedy was perfect Saturday morning.