Update (08/09/05): Discovery rolled safely onto the runway at Edwards Airforce Base at 8:12 a.m! Here’s the video.
Due to poor weather conditions, Discovery will not be landing today at Kennedy Space Center as planned. For those of us who have stayed up with them until now, 5:07 a.m., this is a pretty big bummer. Low clouds hindering visibility and rain clouds creating atmospheric instability have convinced NASA specialists to wave off Discovery’s reentry. They are going to wait 24 hours before reattempting a decent.