Monday, August 08, 2005

TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT

STS-114 was waved-off twice last night due to unstable weather conditions in Florida. CMDR Eileen Collins could've brought the craft in on instruments, but since they get only one shot at it, Mission Control thought waiting another day was a better idea. I agree.

Collins, of Elmira, NY, (Kitty Litter land) has lots of experience flying the shuttle and has landed it at night before. NASA has set up three possible landing tracks for Edwards AFB, White Sands, and Florida. For the maps, click here.

For a cockpit view of Collins landing a shuttle at night, click here. Where the shuttle is now.

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