The start of space shuttle Endeavour’s ferry flight to California has been delayed another day due to stormy weather on the route to the first stop in Houston.
The shuttle program final ferry flight is now expected to begin at sunrise Wednesday.
The flight had been scheduled to start Monday and arrive in Los Angeles on Thursday.
A low pressure front in the northern Gulf of Mexico is causing thunderstorms in the planned flight path for Endeavour and its modified 747 carrier aircraft.
After a series of weather briefings on Monday, managers concluded that the forecast wouldn’t improve enough on Tuesday.
After taking off from Kennedy Space Center, if weather permits, the piggybacked jumbo jet and orbiter are expected to fly over Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and south to Patrick Air Force Base before looping back up the Indian River and making a final pass over the KSC Visitor Complex and the shuttle runway.
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