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Weather Postpones Shuttle Endeavour Ferry Flight

 

NASA Fire Department passes Endeavour. Photo Credit Blue Sawtooth Studios / Julian Leek

WASHINGTON — NASA’s planned ferry flight of space shuttle Endeavour atop the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) has been postponed until Tuesday, Sept. 18 due to an unfavorable weather forecast for Monday, Sept. 17.

To ensure a safe flight for Endeavour and the SCA, NASA managers, in consultation with the California Science Center, decided Sunday to delay the flight because of inclement weather predicted along the flight path between Houston and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, where the flight will originate.

Despite the one-day delayed departure from Kennedy, NASA still plans to transport Endeavour to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) by Thursday, Sept. 20.

At sunrise on Sept. 18, the SCA and Endeavour will depart Kennedy’s Shuttle Landing Facility and perform a flyover of various areas of the Space Coast, including Kennedy, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Patrick Air Force Base.

 

 

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