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First shuttle landing pass scrubbed due to weather

Posted by Ralph Ranalli June 21, 2007 01:23 PM


Space shuttle Atlantis, with Needham native Sunita Williams aboard, skipped its first landing opportunity today because of showers and clouds at Kennedy Space Center.

The showers were within 34 miles, and there were clouds within 8,000 feet of the landing strip at Kennedy Space Center, both violations of flight rules, NASA said. The shuttle's next chance to land will be in about two hours, at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

-- AP

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