Monday, August 08, 2005

NASA waves off Discovery.


Discovery missed both opportunities for a Kennedy Space Center landing.
(Click title for NASA website)

Due to unstable atmospheric conditions...and a keen sense of caution...Discovery missed two chances for a Florida landing, and will now attempt a landing in California, where weather remains good.

After a few small hiccups during the mission, the wave-off was par for the course, but the crew and controllers on the ground seemed pragmatic about...and satisfied with...the decision.

With so much riding on this mission, and the lives at stake, I cannot but applaud this cautious, thoughtful decision.

Godspeed Discovery.

[via NASA TV]

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