Space shuttle to stay in space another day

Cape Canaveral (FL)- Bad weather convinced NASA to delay the landing of the space shuttle for one day.

The shuttle is now planned to return to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9:16 am on Saturday. The crew has a second opportunity top land at 10:54 am. Alternatives are 10:46 am and 12:24 pm at Edwards Air Force Base in California, which NASA usually tries to avoid as the cost of transporting the shuttle back to Florida can approach $2 million.

If Saturday does not work out, NASA is already thinking about additional landing schedules at Kennedy, Edwards, or White Sands Space Harbor in New Mexico on Sunday.