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Re: STS-111 LANDING ABORTED AGAIN (question)



At 11:18 AM 6/18/2002 -0700, Bruce - KB6LWN wrote:
>This seems strange to me...
>I live just to the North of Oakland CA, and the weather
>here has been Beautiful for the last week, if not just
>a little on the hot side. Is it REALLY that much different
>at Edwards AFB that the 'forcasters would have to be looking'
>for "improving weather" there ?
>
>Today (06/18/2002 - Tuesday) is yet ANOTHER clear day here!
>Surely much better than KSC, esp if there's RAIN there :)
>
>I know the 'desired' site is KSC because the families and
>the media is there, but this makes the second wave-off now,
>and I'm sure they could probably stay up a few more days
>with the consumables they have OB, but what's wrong with
>touching down in CA every so often ?!? (rhetorical question)


Mostly the cost, turnaround time and risks involved in getting the shuttle
back to the cape.



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