Weather delays landing of space shuttle until early Tuesday; Highlights of re-entry; Space shuttle program faces critical juncture; Dueling auroras pic; Tropical Storm Irene forms in Atlantic; Sex offenders banned from Florida storm shelters; MIA suffers holes after lightning strikes; 7 dead as Typhoon Matsa swept through eastern China; Deadly Calif. thunderstorms trigger slides, floods; Report: N.S. utility not to blame for power outages
Weather Delays Shuttle Landing Until Tuesday: From NASA:
5:04 a.m. [ET] – Discovery’s landing attempts are waved off for today due to unstable weather. There are two opportunities at Kennedy tomorrow morning. The weather at the landing site is just too unstable this morning.
Weather delays landing of space shuttle: Next possible landing time: 5:08 a.m. EDT Tuesday, with burn descent toward Earth beginning just after 4 a.m. EDT. | Central Florida weather, live webcam images includes satellite images from AccuWeather, Intellicast and Unisys | AP story | Highlights of Discovery’s re-entry | Space shuttle program faces critical juncture | See the landing tracks
Glimpse of Discovery: I was able to catch a one-second glimpse of Discovery as it flew by over North Texas at 6:16 a.m. local time. It was mostly cloudy, so I only saw it briefly. Later Sunday, I saw some of the interviews given by the astronauts aboard the space shuttle. I pray they return home safely.
Astronomy Picture of the Day: Dueling auroras
Weather News: Tropical Storm Irene forms in Atlantic … At this time, it is not expected to affect land. The latest updates are in the red box to the right.
Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Sunday: 1. Dallas/Fort Worth 2. Orlando 3. Miami 4. Houston 5. Atlanta … and on Saturday: 1. Dallas/Fort Worth 2. Los Angeles 3. New York City 4. Boston 5. Jacksonville … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.