Storms Delay Endeavour Launch

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 12, 2009 6:28 PM CDT
Flight engineer Timothy Kopra, mission specialist Thomas Marshburn, and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Julie Payette wave as they board the Endeavour, Sunday, July 12, 2009.   (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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(Newser) – Thunderstorms rolling in from the west foiled another NASA launch today, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Shuttle Endeavour and its seven astronauts were minutes away from liftoff when the storms encroached on the limit of 10 nautical miles around the launch site. NASA plans to try again tomorrow at 6:51pm. If Endeavour isn't launched by Tuesday, or possibly Wednesday, it will remain grounded until the end of July, the AP reports.