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Start of the "Endeavor" postponed again because of bad weather. / July 13, 2009 /

Launch of shuttle «Endeavor», scheduled for 03:13 on Monday, Moscow time, postponed once again due to adverse weather conditions, France-Presse Agence reported, referring to representatives of NASA.

The decision to abolish the flight «Endeavor» was taken ten minutes before the scheduled shuttle launch. Meteorologists have recorded close to Cape Canaveral storm, which could hinder «Endeavor» return to space if it detects any problems in the beginning of the flight.

Specialists NASA, taking into account the warning meteorologists decided to postpone the shuttle launch at least a day. Another attempt to launch the space shuttle is expected to be implemented in 02:51 on Tuesday in Moscow.

Start «Endeavor» ISS to be postponed for the fourth time. In June, NASA shuttle flight canceled twice due to leakage of liquid hydrogen from the shuttle external tank. July 1, reported that the shuttle repaired and ready to start, scheduled for 03:39 on Sunday, July 12. Subsequently, however, also failed launch — at a time due to bad weather conditions.

Shuttle «Endeavor» with seven crew members to deliver on the details for the Japanese ISS module «Kibo». Mission «Endeavor» last 16 days, during which the shuttle crew will perform five EVAs in open space.

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