A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Milam, Robertson, Lee, and Leon Counties from 12am to 12pm THURSDAY. A strong cold front will reach the Brazos Valley by mid-afternoon to early evening TODAY. Mild temperatures are expected to sharply fall as strong, brisk north winds arrive. A scattered rain chance could turn into a scattered, wintry mix between 6am and Noon Thursday. Little-to-no accumulation is expected -- however, caution is urged driving on bridges and overpasses.
JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) - Some computer tests today will help determine if shuttle Atlantis will stay docked at the international space station for an extra day.
The space station computers that crashed last week were revived over the weekend. Today's test will determine whether they are ready to control the space station's orientation. When the computers were off-line, the shuttle's thrusters were used to help the station maintain its position.
Except for an oxygen generator, all the space station systems that were powered down when the computers failed are now running.
Also today, the crew of Atlantis will finish packing for its return trip to Earth. The shuttle and space station crews will say their goodbyes before hatches between Atlantis and the outpost are closed in preparation for undocking, currently scheduled for tomorrow.
Atlantis is scheduled to land in Florida Thursday.
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