Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Shuttle "Rollback" Rolled Back

After deciding to return the Space Shuttle Atlantis to Vehicle Assembly Building yesterday morning, NASA reversed course a few hours later and began to move the Shuttle back to the launch pad. The decision was based on weather forecasts that Tropical Storm Ernesto would not pose a threat to the launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The shuttle rollback, the first to be reversed in mid-course, would have been the 17th rollback since the first rollback on October 19, 1983, when Space Shuttle Columbia was returned to the Vehicle Assembly Building.

Learn more about the Atlantis Mission STS-115.

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