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Weather Clearing at KSC for Shuttle Launch Try No. 6

15 Jul 2009, 19:02 UTC
Weather Clearing at KSC for Shuttle Launch Try No. 6
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Lightning, thunderstorms, rain ... looks like another launch day in Florida. NASA is hoping this time around the clash of the sea breezes, stemming from opposite sides of the peninsula, will be positioned a little more inland, leaving a hole for Endeavour to fly through on its way to the space station. Never a good sign when you need umbrellas to get to the press site, but perhaps the clouds will blow over before 6:03 p.m. when NASA needs a 20-nautical mile patch of clear skies to launch. Florida weather is notoriously dynamic.The crew appears in good spirits as they make their way into the shuttle. Lunch was a simpler affair this time around -- no lobsters on the menu on Wednesday. Grilled cheese sandwiches, BLTs and tenderloin steaks top the list. (Launch day blues at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Credit: NASA)

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