17 January 2006

Launch Scrubbed


No-Go for New Horizons

Today's planned launch of an Atlas V carrying NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has been scrubbed due to excessive ground winds at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Launch managers extended the countdown several times, hoping the upper level and ground winds would die down, but the winds surpassed limits during the final minutes prior to liftoff. NASA will try again tomorrow, Jan. 18, during a launch window extending from 1:16 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. EST.

Ah well. Hopefully tomorrow's weather will be more cooperative.



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