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NASA Delays Launch Pad of Atlantis due to Storms

by editor2
August 2nd, 2006

Space shuttle Atlantis was not moved again in the 2nd. day 2 due to heavy storms.

Now NASA has planned to take action in the dawn on wednesday after seeing the climatic conditions.

NASA had planned to haul Atlantis four miles to the launch pad from the Vehicle Assembly Building late Monday, almost a full day after heavy rain and lightning prevented it from being moved during a first attempt.

Hauling the space shuttle to the launch pad takes at least six hours.

The window for launching Atlantis opens Aug. 27 and lasts until Sept. 13. The space agency still has about four or five days left before a delay in moving Atlantis to the launch pad would affect the launch schedule.

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