Atlantis launched delayed by lightning

[singlepic=161,220,,,right]The Space Shuttle Mission Management Team decided to postpone the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis for at least 24 hours following the lightning strike to the lightning protection system on Friday.

The delay will give Nasa and the Mission Management Team time to asses whether anything was damaged as a result of the lightning strike.

The Mission Management Team are due to reconvene on Sunday, to review the data and decide if everything is A-OK for a Monday launch

Currently there is a 20 percent chance that the weather will cause a “no go”, so assuming everything is ok and the weather holds, Atlantis could launch at 4.04 pm EDT (21.04 GMT) on Monday.

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