Thursday, December 07, 2006

Mission Status

1615 GMT (11:15 a.m. EST)

The Mission Management Team has given a "go" to begin fueling space shuttle Discovery for tonight's liftoff. The weather remains on the major worry in the countdown. Forecasters are predicting a 60 percent chance conditions at Kenned Space Center will be unacceptable at launch time. The emergency landing sites in Spain and France are also expecting unfavorable weather.

The updated outlook is 90 percent "no go" for Friday and 70 percent on Saturday.

But the countdown is pressing forward for liftoff a few seconds before 9:36 p.m. EST this evening in hopes NASA gets a break in the weather. There are no significant technical issues being reported.

1 comment:

mark_smith said...

Bad news about the weather hope the launch attempt tonight has better luck.