CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - September 10, 2009 NASA decided conditions were too poor to bring Discovery back to
Florida on Thursday evening. Mission Control skipped both landing
possibilities and ordered the seven astronauts to keep circling the
world for a 14th day. Their next chance at returning will be Friday
at 5:54 p.m.
The forecast for Florida on Friday is worse, and it only gets a
little better Saturday. NASA says if necessary, it will consider
the backup landing site in California on Friday.
There was a bit of excitement earlier Thursday when the
astronauts steered clear of a mysterious piece of space junk. The
debris apparently came from the shuttle or international space
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