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STS-127: Lightning Sets Endeavour Back 24 Hours

SCRUB! Lightning strikes at the launch pad have caused concern for launch pad equipment, prompting mission managers to delay Endeavour's launch by one day. Tomorrow's launch attempt, the fourth for STS-127, is scheduled for 7:13PM (2313 GMT) Sunday. NASA reports:

Endeavour's Launch Delayed 24-Hours

After rollback of the rotating service structure, or RSS, on Launch Pad 39A, space shuttle Endeavour waits for launch.
Image above: After rollback of the rotating service structure, or RSS, on Launch Pad 39A, space shuttle Endeavour waits for launch. Image credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller
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Space shuttle Endeavour’s launch has been delayed 24 hours to allow technical teams additional time to evaluate lightning strikes at Launch Pad 39A that occurred during Friday's thunderstorm.

A news conference with Mike Moses, SSP Launch Integration Manager, will be held at 11 a.m. EDT on NASA TV and on the Web at www.nasa.gov/tv.

Preflight pics are up at CBC, JSC, and Sentinel. Launch blog at NASA. Pics and video at KSC. More clips at Space Multimedia. Live video at SFN. Discussion at Nasaspaceflight. Check the links at right for play-by-play and NASA TV.

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