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SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C 31468

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     Uncooperative Weather Forces Launch Postponement to Saturday

Space Shuttle Discovery awaits launch.


The launch of Space Shuttle Discovery was scrubbed Thursday after poor 
weather conditions spoiled the attempt at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Earlier in the day a cold front moved in over the spaceport, bringing 
clouds and winds into the area. The cloud ceiling proved to be too low 
for a safe launch, prompting NASA to postpone Discovery's flight.

NASA officials have set the next launch attempt for 8:47 p.m. EST on Dec. 9.

The STS-116 mission is the 33rd for Discovery and the 117th space 
shuttle flight. During the 12-day mission, the crew will continue 
construction on the International Space Station, rewiring the orbiting 
laboratory and adding a segment to its integrated truss structure
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