Mars Phoenix Lander Launch Delayed

NASA announced today that they’re going to be postponing the launch of the Phoenix Mars Lander for 24 hours. It has two launch windows on Saturday, August 4th: 5:26 am EDT and 6:02 am EDT.

Mission planners decided on the delay because of a severe weather forecast around the Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday afternoon. This storm will delay the fueling of the Delta II rocket’s second stage, and so it pushed back the schedule for all the following activities.

Here’s more that I’ve written about the mission.

Original Source: NASA News Release