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Returning of a shuttle "Diskaveri" to the Earth is postponed because of bad weather.. / September 11, 2009 /

Returning a shuttle «Diskaveri» to the Earth, planned for the night with 10 for September, 11th, is postponed in connection with adverse weather conditions area a prospective landing. On it it is informed by official site NASA.

As have specified to agency AFP in NASA, around the cosmodrome on cape Canaveral in Florida, storm weather in this connection the decision on maneuver carrying over on more later time «window» was accepted was established. It is expected that the following attempt will plant a shuttle is made in 8:40 evenings on east time (04:40 mornings of Friday across Moscow).

The shuttle «Diskaveri» started from the cosmodrome on cape Canaveral on August, 28th, and has made it only from the fourth attempt. Before start of a space shuttle was twice postponed because of adverse weather conditions and once — because of a technical malfunction.

«Discaveri» delivered to the International space station of six astronauts, including Nicole Stott who has replaced with stations Tima Kopru, the July which was there from the middle. During a finding on ISS astronauts of «Diskaveri» have made three extravehicular activity, having executed the most part of the planned works.

On September, 8th «Diskaveri» disconnect from ISS also has headed for the Earth.

Source: Lenta. Ru

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