April 19th, 2010
09:04 AM ET

Space Shuttle won't land Monday, NASA says

[Updated at 9:04 a.m.] The space shuttle Discovery will not land Monday, NASA said.

[Posted at 7:12 a.m.] NASA has waved off the first landing opportunity of space shuttle Discovery because of weather.

The next landing opportunity at Kennedy Space Center in Florida is at 10:23 a.m. ET.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Nathan

    Tomorrow presents opportunities for all three landing sites in the United States. As always, the Kennedy Space Center in Florida is the primary landing site. The Dryden Flight Research Facility at Edwards Air Force Base in California serves as the backup landing site, while Northrup Strip at White Sands Space Harbor will be ready in case weather is poor at both KSC and EDW. The Northrup Strip has hosted a shuttle landing only once before when Columbia landed at the end of the STS-3 mission in 1982. Let's get these guys home safely!

    April 19, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. Michael

    I understand that the shuttle needs to land in good weather, however, I was really looking forward to the shuttle flying overhead of me in far north central Montana!

    April 19, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  3. Josh

    Gee, I wonder if with the upcoming LAST shuttle mission, if the astronauts will "mutiny" and refuse to allow the shuttle program (and with it, USA Manned Space Program) to end?

    April 19, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |

    Each safe landing is a miracle, as these aircraft are held together with rubber bands and duct tape. They may need extra prayers - tomorrow is Hit'er's birthday; a lot of negative energy.

    April 19, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |