From: Johnson Space Center
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2009
Weather in Florida did not cooperate again for Atlantisí return to Earth today. There are two additional landing opportunities Sunday on both U.S. coasts.
For the first opportunity in Florida at Kennedy Space Center, the crew would execute a deorbit burn at 7:58 a.m. and land at 9:11 a.m. The second Kennedy opportunity calls for a deorbit burn at 9:43 a.m. and landing at 10:49 a.m.
The first landing opportunity in California at Edwards Air Force Base would start with a deorbit burn at 7:43 a.m., and result in landing at 9:02 a.m. The second Edwards opportunity would begin with a deorbit burn at 9:25 a.m. and culminate in a 10:40 a.m. landing.
The Kennedy weather forecast is expected to improve slightly, but there is a chance that weather in the vicinity of the Shuttle Landing Facility will continue to be unfavorable. The Edwards forecast is generally favorable.
The crew is scheduled to go to sleep at 4:01 p.m. and awaken at 12:01 a.m. Sunday. The next status report will be issued after crew wakeup or earlier if events warrant.
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