Weather Improving for Tuesday's Space Shuttle Launch

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The weather is looking even more promising for Tuesday's launch of space shuttle Discovery.

Forecasters said Sunday there is an 80% chance the weather will cooperate for Discovery's early morning flight to the international space station. That's better than previous forecasts.

There is a 40% chance that thunderstorms could interfere with Monday afternoon's fueling. A delay of more than a couple of hours could stall the launch.

Top NASA managers will meet Sunday afternoon for one last review. The only outstanding issue is a shuttle power controller that was replaced a week ago. Testing for that is looking good.

Discovery and a crew of 7 will deliver supplies and equipment to the space station.

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