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Shuttle Landing Delayed Again By Weather

May 23, 2009

Space shuttle Atlantis and its crew will stay in space another day after bad weather prevented them from landing Saturday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA Flight Director Norm Knight and the entry team will evaluate weather conditions at Kennedy before permitting the shuttle to land. If the weather is not acceptable for a return to Kennedy, the team will look to land at the secondary landing site, Edwards Air Force Base in California. White Sands Space Harbor is not expected to be activated tomorrow. For recorded updated information about landing, call 321-867-2525.

If the landing is diverted to Edwards, reporters should call the public affairs office at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards at 661-276-3449. Dryden has limited facilities available for use by previously accredited journalists.

The landing times below are approximate and subject to change. All times are Eastern.

Sunday Landing Opportunities

10:11 a.m. Orbit 196 landing at Kennedy (deorbit burn at 8:58 a.m.)

11:40 a.m. Orbit 197 landing at Edwards (deorbit burn at 10:25 a.m.)

11:49 a.m. Orbit 197 landing at Kennedy (deorbit burn at 10:31 a.m.)

1:19 p.m. Orbit 198 landing at Edwards (deorbit burn at 12:08 p.m.)

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