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NASA has scrubbed today's planned lift-off of space shuttle Endeavour due to a "low cloud ceiling" at Kennedy Space Center. The agency says the next launch opportunity is tomorrow (Monday) at 09:14 GMT. Endeavour's STS-130 mission to the International Space Station will be the last nighttime shuttle launch. The 13-day …

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  1. EvilJason

    Err?

    So err does Shuttle V Cloud = Cloud wins?

    Why does a low cloud ceiling mean the shuttle cant launch?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Because

      Breaking through cloud can cause nasty static discharges which could damage the fragile skin of the orbiter.

      The lower the cloud base, the more likely a static discharge.

  2. Tom 7 Silver badge

    Ouch

    just bumped into some fog!

  3. Brian 6
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