By August 20, 2005

Discovery’s home coming delayed

The shuttle Discovery has been delayed as it heads home to Florida’s Kennedy Space Center from Edwards Air Force Base in California.
The orbiter is riding piggyback on a modified jumbo jet, more than a week after it landed in the Mojave desert.

The pair arrived in Louisana on Friday for an overnight stop, but bad weather has delayed departure until Sunday.

The 3,591km (2,232 mile) trip is expected to cost the US space agency a hefty $1m (£560,000).


(NASA photo by Carla Thomas)

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