Launch Delayed 24 Hours

The MMT decided to postpone the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis for at least 24 hours to allow more time to assess ground and flight systems following a strong lighting strike to the lighting protection system at the launch pad on Friday afternoon.

The MMT will review data and decide about Monday when they reconvene at 10 a.m. EDT on Sunday.

If it is determined that all systems are go for a Monday launch, the weather presents only a 20 percent chance of “no go”.

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